Friday’s playoff for third place at the World Cup will be Steve Hansen’s last in charge of the All Black, before the search begins to find his replacement.
It’s a result that sent shockwaves around the world and the All Blacks’ loss to England could yet have a major impact on the race to be the next coach of the All Blacks.
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Former All Black Justin Marshall believes defeat, and the manner of it, could be a catalyst for change
"Maybe that’s what the All Blacks need?" Marshall told Newshub.
"All of a sudden change the environment, being somebody in that’ll make the players collectively get together player under a different set of cultural requirements."
And if New Zealand Rugby opt for change, Marshall believes Scott Robertson is their man.
Having achieved a Super Rugby threepeat with the Crusaders, Marshall believe he can transfer that success to the international stage.
"Scott Robertson came in and created and environment and a culture that some of the senior players… got maximum enjoyment out of."
After the All Blacks’ dominant win over Ireland, Ian Foster’s stocks could not have been higher.
But in the semi finals, Foster watched as his All Blacks attack was suffocated by an English defense overseen by former All Blacks coach John Mitchell.
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