Beauden Barrett says the All Blacks' playing group want to respond with their performances against South Africa, in order to repay the faith shown in them by coach Ian Foster.
In the wake of their series defeat to Ireland, Foster's role as the All Blacks' head coach has come under the microscope, leading to changes in his coaching staff.
Assistant coaches Brad Mooar and John Plumtree have been replaced, with Crusaders assistant Jason Ryan joining the group as forwards coach, while Foster will take a greater role in attack.
Barrett also asserts that the responsibility of the Ireland series lies as much with the players as it does with the coaches.
The Rugby Championship kicks off this week with the All Blacks taking on South Africa at 3.05am Sunday and Argentina facing the Wallabies at 7.10am Sunday.
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