Fri, 22 Jan 2021

New Zealand's top rugby players are not happy with the new All Blacks coaching set-up, according to a surprise poll released on Monday.

Of the more than 100 players who responded to a radio station survey, 72 percent had some problem with the and brought in John Plumtree, Greg Feek and Brad Mooar.

Country Radio producer Sam Casey, who conducted the poll, said he asked more than 100 players, including at least 15 from each of New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises, to reply anonymously to a raft of questions.

To the question of who is the best professional coach you have had, Japan and Highlanders assistant Tony Brown pipped Robertson with 17 percent support while former Hurricanes and now Wallabies coach Dave Rennie tied with Warren Gatland for third on nine percent.

Beauden Barrett was viewed by his peers as the best player in New Zealand, although favoured as a fly-half and not fullback.

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