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All Blacks ‘rejuvenated’: The path to Ian Foster’s dramatic transformation is now clear

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All Blacks manager Ian Foster during the South Africa Springboks test rugby match against the New Zealand All Blacks at Ellis Park. Photo/Photosport.co.nz

The backdrop that hosts the All Blacks this weekend couldn’t be further from the lion’s den they escaped in South Africa.

Against the backdrop of the cold but much more welcoming southern surroundings

“I know it affected the community massively just before the 2011 World Cup and the loss of all those test matches. It’s kind of surreal, when you start looking around there’s not a lot of people who were playing professional rugby when these things happened, so it’s nice to be able to convey those messages that we’ve had over the years.”