Brodie Retallick Rugby World Cup: Beware smokescreens, warns All Blacks assistant Ian Foster

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All Blacks halfback Brad Weber says that he’s prepared to do whatever job is needed of him in Japan.

Ian Foster has warned against falling for the smokescreens engulfing the world champion All Blacks.

The All Blacks have buried themselves into training ahead of a difficult Rugby World Cup opener against South Africa and a tournament that has increasing doubters about New Zealand’s chances of completing an incredible hat-trick of titles in Japan.

New Zealand have looked more fragile in the leadup to this tournament than they did ahead of their 2015 success in England.

Brodie Retallick All Blacks coach Steve Hansen dishes out orders at training in Kashiwa.

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen dishes out orders at training in Kashiwa.

Historic losses to Ireland, a record loss to the Wallabies, a squeaky win over England and their three most recent tests with the Boks being unable to separate the two teams, have plenty of critics questioning the All Blacks.

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There’s also the usual hype around a New Zealand team so used to setting the standards.

Brodie Retallick All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster likes what he's seeing at Rugby World Cup training in Japan.

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All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster likes what he’s seeing at Rugby World Cup training in Japan.

Foster played down the fallibili

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