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Outgoing All Blacks boss Ian Foster willing to coach another international team, including the Kangaroos

Outgoing All Blacks captain Ian Foster has said he would be willing to coach another international team, including the vacant Kangaroos.

Foster led New Zealand to the Rugby World Cup final in France, but lost 12-11 to South Africa in Paris at the weekend.

That ended Foster’s rollercoaster coaching career, with Crusaders championship coach Scott Robertson now taking over the reins.

Outgoing All Blacks boss Ian Foster willing to coach another international team, including the Kangaroos

Australian Rugby chief executive Phil Waugh said on Tuesday that a foreigner would be considered to replace Eddie Jones, but he did not comment directly on Foster.

Two New Zealanders have coached New Zealand – Robbie Deans and Dave Rennie – although Rugby Australia president Hamish McLennan has said he prefers Australians.

“Obviously with Fozzy having a great year and the (World Cup) final close at hand, both could happen,” Waugh said when he resigned 10 months after Jones’ five-year contract expired.

“We’re willing to find the coach that best fits our system and our team.”

In an interview with Newstalk ZB, Foster was asked directly if he intends to apply for the Wallabies’ head coaching role.

“I’m just resting right now – I did a good job in this interview, I got up and did it,” Foster said.

Foster said he hasn’t talked to anyone about his future, but he is open to coaching at the highest level.

“It’s one of the options,” Foster said.

“There’s a couple of things – you’ve got the European club thing, you’ve got the Japanese thing and the international game.

It’s very difficult to talk about coaching another country when you’ve just spent 12 years with the best team in the world and so close to my heart,” Foster said.

“Frankly, I just need to catch my breath before I go down that road.”

Dan McKellar (Leicester), Stephen Rackham (Brumbies) and Michael Cheika (Argentina) are the Kangaroos’ Australian candidates.

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