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Ian Foster and management takes more paycut as NZR suffers from the impact of COVID-19

Ian Foster and management takes more paycut as NZR suffers from the impact of COVID-19

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 29/06/2020
All Blacks coach Ian Foster

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has revealed that he and his management staff have taken another paycut as New Zealand Rugby continue to suffer the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Foster, who took a pay cut in March, told Newstalk ZB that he and his fellow All Blacks have taken another hit as they await for the All Blacks to return to the field.

The All Blacks are not likely to take the field until October, with tentative plans to take on the Wallabies in a four-match Bledisloe Cup series, and although Super Rugby Aotearoa has boosted New Zealand Rugby’s coffers, the organisation is still having to farewell 25 percent of its workforce.

As a result, Foster confirmed that one potential option could be taking on Pacific Island nations.

He says they have been talking with Fiji but one of their problems is that a lot of their top players are still in European, and because the European club window is still undecided at the moment, they will not be released to play internationals until the clubs are clear about what their windows are.

He adds it is a matter of being fair to the Pacific Islanders and allowing them to find out what they can get their players but they certainly are keen to line up and play them.

[Source: RugbyPass]

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