Ian Foster rugby player
Ian Foster rugby player

Ian Foster

1st Jan 1970 0.00m/kg Coach

Foster was one of the first Super Rugby players to transition into coaching. He ended his playing career as the most-capped Waikato player of all time with 148 games (1985 – 1998) as well as 26 games for the Chiefs (1996 – 1998).

A celebrated first five-eighth, he was Assistant Coach and Coach of Waikato before coaching the Chiefs for eight years (2004 – 2011).

Foster was also co-coach of the Junior All Blacks (2005-07 and 2009) before being appointed as All Blacks Assistant Coach in 2012 alongside head coach Steve Hansen.

As part of the All Blacks coaching team, Foster has overseen many triumphs, including the unbeaten 2013 season, victorious RWC 2015 campaign and 2016’s record-breaking consecutive wins streak.

In May 2017, he recommitted to New Zealand Rugby through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, alongside Forwards Coach Mike Cron.

(LS May 23, 2017)

Career

photo New Zealand
Coach
2012 - present
Untitled Waikato
Fly Half
1985 - 1998
chiefs Chiefs
Fly Half
1996 - 1998
nz New Zealand U20's
Coach
2005 - 2007