Auckland Rugby revolt: All Blacks threaten to quit, coach resigns after review

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 8:40PM
Auckland lost last year's Championship final to Tasman. Photo / Photosport
Auckland lost last year's Championship final to Tasman. Photo / Photosport

Auckland Rugby revolt: All Blacks threaten to quit, coach resigns after review

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 8:40PM

A revolt could eventuate at Auckland Rugby.

A review into the provincial side and subsequent feedback from senior Blues management, has allegedly led to the resignation of assistant coach Filo Tiatia and the potential exodus of headline All Blacks.

The Herald reports discontent within the Auckland squad has seen several All Blacks, including Blues number eight Hoskins Sotutu and prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi, approach rival unions.

Fellow All Blacks Caleb Clarke, Akira Ioane and flanker Blake Gibson are understood to be among others weighing their futures with the province.

The review and later feedback from Blues chief executive Andrew Hore is believed to have conveyed fractured relationships between some players and coaches, and the need for better communication channels.

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