Ian Foster (All Blacks), after the draw against England: “We are really disappointed”

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Ian Foster (All Blacks), after the draw against England: “We are really disappointed”

Ian Foster (New Zealand manager, after Saturday’s draw against England): “We will definitely have two press conferences, the first for the first 70 minutes, the second for the next 10. It was a match with incredible drama, and to finish with this draw (25-25), it’s really disappointing. For the first 70 minutes, for me, we really played the rugby we wanted to produce. We had a great tour, and we wanted to come here, to England, with determination, against this team who had been very physical against us three years ago, and I think we managed to control the game against them.

But all the credit goes to the English who managed to come back. Beauden Barrett’s yellow card galvanized them, and their performance in the last ten minutes was incredible and we couldn’t stop them. But finishing in a draw is still quite frustrating. I’m really proud of my players, and it shows all the progress we’ve made in the second half of the year. On Marcus Smith’s decision to take the ball out at the end of the match, I was surprised and I think that in this situation my team would have tried to play and score. »

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