Brodie Retallick Big decisions ahead for New Zealand rugby, says former All Black Justin Marshall

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New Zealand Rugby faces some big decisions in the wake of its World Cup semifinal defeat to England and while it has had so much success promoting from within it might be time to bring in a new voice as coach, former All Black Justin Marshall has said.

The All Blacks had been seeking their third successive World Cup title in Japan but were bundled out by a rampant England in Saturday’s semifinal.

Head coach Steve Hansen is stepping down after the bronze-medal match with Wales on Friday, while veterans Kieran Read, Ben Smith, Ryan Crotty and, probably, Sonny Bill Williams are all moving on.

Senior players Beauden Barrett, Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick also have agreements with New Zealand Rugby to take breaks away from the game before the 2023 World Cup in France.

“There are some big decisions with the new coach coming in and some senior players (leaving),” Marshall told Reuters. “But I don’t think we are in a massive tr

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