Ian Foster (rugby union)

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Ian Foster
Date of birth1 May 1942
Place of birthHamilton
SchoolForest View High School
Occupation(s)Rugby Union coach
Rugby union career
Position(s) First five-eight
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Te Awamutu Sports ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1985–1998 Waikato 148 ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–1998 Chiefs 28 ()
Teams coached
Years Team
Junior All Blacks (Co-Coach)
All Blacks (Assistant Coach)
Correct as of 23 Dec 2011

Ian Foster is the assistant coach of the All Blacks and a former rugby union player. He was the coach of the Waikato Chiefs from 2004 to 2011. During his playing career he made 148 appearances for Waikato, a union record. He also played 28 games for the Chiefs.[1][2] Since 2012, he has been an assistant coach for the All Blacks.


  1. ^ Ian Foster named All Blacks assistant coach Stuff.co.nz, 23 December 2011
  2. ^ Foster new All Black assistant coach NZ Herald, 23 December 2011

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