# john plumtree

Last year
# all change
Under-pressure All Blacks sack Plumtree and Mooar, bring in Crusaders' Ryan
New Zealand Rugby move following ‘robust and in-depth conversations’ about ways to improve performance.
All time
# head games
Beauden Barrett a doubt for All Blacks' France test after Dublin concussion
New Zealand haven’t lost in Paris since 1973.
# Old friends
'I loved my time here and really enjoyed working with Paul in particular'
New Zealand forwards coach John Plumtree was with Ireland for the 2013/14 season.
# Familiar faces
'A lot of the boys will be looking forward to reacquainting themselves'
Greg Feek and John Plumtree will be looking to get the better of Ireland’s pack.
# All Blacks
Former Ireland assistant coaches brought in to work under new All Blacks boss
John Plumtree and Greg Feek will work under new coach Ian Foster.
# Plum Job
Ex-Ireland forwards coach, former Munster star to take over at Super Rugby's Hurricanes
John Plumtree and Jason Holland will lead the New Zealand franchise from 2019 onwards.
# Plum
'Joe's going through these little towns and country roads and we're sh**ting ourselves'
Hurricanes coach John Plumtree has fond memories of his 10-month stint with Ireland.
# Plum
'If I look back on that 10 months, it was a breath of fresh air for my coaching'
John Plumtree says he learned important lessons from working alongside Joe Schmidt.
# facing history
Inside the Hurricanes, current champions of Super Rugby
John Plumtree and Jason Holland told us about the Canes’ philosophy and their role in New Zealand rugby.
# facing history
Why are the All Blacks so dominant? We travelled to New Zealand to find out
We launch a major multi-media series as Murray Kinsella journeys to the heart of a national obsession.
# Team news
The teams for the Super Rugby final are littered with major attacking quality
The Canes and Highlanders have both named unchanged teams for what should be an absorbing contest.
# Dutchy
Munster cult hero Holland will be coaching in Super Rugby from next year
Jason Holland will be working alongside John Plumtree at the Hurricanes.
# razzle dazzle
The Hurricanes scored a sensational try-of-the-season contender this morning
Sit back and enjoy this beautiful score.
# Frontrunner
Lack of speculation suggests Simon Easterby is odds-on to join Ireland coaching team
Former Connacht and Wolfhounds hooker Adrian Flavin suggests Dan McFarland may be another option to replace John Plumtree.
# Line out
Analysis: Loss of Plumtree a major blow for Ireland but O'Connell can cope
We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to look at Ireland’s maul and line-out against Argentina.
# breaking up the band
Plumtree confident Irish pack is in good shape as he prepares for last tour
The departing forwards coach is returning to live in New Zealand after eight years away from home.
# Analysis
Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)
Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.
# Tower
Devin Toner enjoying 'cool feeling' after Ireland's pack power to Six Nations success
The Leinster lock has been almost ever-present for Ireland this season and is playing the finest rugby of his career.
# Tactics Board
4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France
The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.
# intent
French clash is about more than O'Driscoll's farewell, say focused Ireland
Blindside flanker Peter O’Mahony and forwards coach John Plumtree insist that their focus is on the team effort.
# Forward Thinking
'We've gathered some real respect from the other teams' - John Plumtree
The Ireland forwards coach is calling on his pack to finish off the Six Nations with two more powerful performances.
# Impact
Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice
The 24-year-old loosehead prop has been impressive off the bench and in training for Ireland.
# Injury Update
Sexton comes through Ireland training unscathed but O'Mahony remains a concern
Forwards coach John Plumtree is positive over the out-half’s involvement this weekend, but O’Mahony is still a doubt.
# Positivity
Heaslip: 'You've got to learn from your mistakes and fail better'
The Ireland No. 8 is focusing on positives as Ireland prepare for the closing stages of the Six Nations.
# Forward power
Ireland's maul 'not a nuclear bomb yet' but the signs are good
Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree gives a little insight into the theory behind the maul.
# In the tight
The 4 vital areas for Ireland’s forwards to dominate this afternoon
Forwards coach John Plumtree discusses his men’s prospects at the breakdown, scrum, line-out and in the last 20 minutes.
# Stage set
O'Mahony: 'Whatever way you look at it, we're coming off the back of a loss'
John Plumtree is excited about the challenge that faces his forwards.
# Fronting Up
‘Less talk and more action’ for Ireland against the All Blacks
Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree says his pack has promised to do their talking on the pitch.
Rory Best hitting his marks again after cruel summer Down Under
The Ulster hooker was one of Ireland’s top three performers against Samoa last weekend.
# stakes raised
Losing to Ireland would be a disaster for Australia says Plumtree
The Kiwi forwards coach believes Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie will have his troops charged for battle.
# the butterfly collector
Gone fishin': John Plumtree puts Ireland forwards through their paces with a big net
While Keano checks out the pitch in Malahide, the rugby lads crack out the telescopic nets at Carton house.
# power and glory
O'Brien and O'Connell raring to go as Plumtree praises Irish pack
The Kiwi forwards coach was delighted with the solid setpiece work of his charges.
# fitness update
Fitzgerald and Jennings called up as Ireland rule out Earls and Henry
Jonathan Sexton is available for weekend selection as are Paul O’Connell and Sean O’Brien.
# set-piece
Back to basics for Ireland at the line-out
Kiwi forwards coach John Plumtree has been working the Irish players’ most fundamental skills.
# November Tests
Samoan pack poses mammoth challenge for Plumtree and Ireland
The Kiwi forwards coach is aware of the power Samoa will bring now that they are playing as a team.
# Targets
5 things Ireland must do in the November tests
Here are five of the essential goals for Ireland in the games against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.
# going forward
Scrum coach still to come for Ireland 'when we need it' -- Plumtree
Ireland’s new forwards coach expects to have some help with the set-piece.
# backroom team
Plumtree appointed forwards coach as Schmidt puts his mark on Ireland
The arrival of the former Natal Sharks coach means there will be no place for Anthony Foley.