Friday evening, at the end of the second day of Group A competition, the All Blacks humiliated Namibia (71-3). Ian Foster’s players therefore leave Toulouse with the offensive bonus point but everything has not been perfect according to the coach, who believes that his team will progress further in the weeks to come.
This time, the New Zealand is thrown ! A week after their defeat against XV of Franceteammates ofArdie Savea bounced perfectly while squeezing the Namibia (71-3). The score and the content of the match clearly show that we will have to count on the All Blacks during this world Cup. Ian Foster wants to be a perfectionist and knows full well that his team can improve, even though they have just crushed their opponent.
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“We are looking for more consistency”
The selector of All Blacks retained the positive, but not only that. If his team manages to erase the faults he points out, it risks hurting its future opponents. “ We wanted to control the match up front and our pack did a remarkable job at this level, we took advantage of our carried balls. We had quite a few opportunities to score (eleven tries in total). But we still need to improve in certain areas. We are looking for more consistency in key moments. So there is a little frustration “, said Ian Foster in a press conference, before continuing.
“We have to manage the pressure”
« We also showed indiscipline (12 penalties conceded). We gave up a lot of balls to them. We sometimes gave them space and opportunities but the result is there. When we have the opportunity to play, we have to handle the pressure. It’s a World Cup match. We can now focus on the next match against Italy (September 29 in Lyon) “, added Ian Foster. Trophy contenders Webb Ellis are warned.