Ex-All Black not satisfied with Robertson’s double comments at the World Cup

Jeff Wilson has criticized former All Black team Scott Robertson for the increasing pressure on New Zealand rugby with his recent comments on Big Jim Show.

Speaking on Sky Sport NZ’s collapse Showing, the former right winger found it “difficult” to hear Robertson’s ambition to win the World Cup with two teams, a clear indication that the Crusaders coach will be leaving New Zealand.

Robertson has spoken of being “open to offers” from the outside, which Wilson felt puts undue pressure on current coach Ian Foster and New Zealand Rugby’s decision to keep him.

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Wilson told the committee collapse.

“It’s interesting that he said that when he was already under contract with New Zealand Rugby. I find that difficult.

“The fact that he was going to train the barbarians… I think he had the opportunity to coach the All Blacks XV team, he turned it down.

“So, we know exactly where Scott Robertson is sitting now. His prediction is that he wants to take it to the next level.

“But they [the All Blacks] I have work to do and I think that has put, in some ways, New Zealand rugby in a really tough position.

“Where is Ian Foster sitting now? He knows he has two Test matches to give.”

“Does that help the situation, even though he’s doing that interview when all blacks are under all sorts of pressure? Does this conversation help New Zealand Rugby, come out and say this?”

Scott Robertson detailed his stand with Jim Hamilton recently Big Jim Show Podcast, explaining that he believes his future lies in international rugby after six consecutive titles with the Crusaders in Super Rugby.

“It’s one job [All Blacks coach] And when someone doesn’t give you that, you have to think differently, what are the opportunities? ” He said.

“I am going into my seventh year as a coach for the Crusaders next year, I loved everything, it was incredible but no one lasts forever so I am open. Maybe that is how I can answer it.

“If New Zealand Rugby wanted me, that’s great. If there was another club, country, or country most likely, I wouldn’t go to a club now.

“I really want to go to the Rugby World Cup, I really want to go to a couple. I am 47, I am 52 by the time of the next Rugby World Cup [Australia 2027 after France next year]. I want to get two or three and test myself, push myself. I’m open (to offers), yes.”


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