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'He's always worked on it' - All Blacks assistant praises Beauden Barrett's drop-goal against England

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster praised the decision making of star first-five Beauden Barrett, following his drop goal heroics in this morning's 16-15 win over England at Twickenham.

The All Blacks first-five nailed a crucial three-pointer in his side's 16-15 win. Source: 1 NEWS

Having been 15-0 down, the All Blacks fought back to record a famous one-point win, in which Barrett kicked his first ever drop goal at international level, coming in his 71st Test match.

Speaking to media afterwards, Foster commented on the maturity shown by Barrett to have a shot at goal when the opportunity to attempt a try was also on the cards.

"It was the right decision," Foster said.

"He's always worked on it. He's taken on board the Wellington loss to South Africa, where we didn't do that.

"I know it's probably increased his emphasis on it. It's pleasing to see him do it, because it's not something that our 10s historically do a lot of.

"To see him have the confidence to go through with it was pleasing."

Captain Kieran Read also revealed that the decision was entirely down to Barrett, with the senior leadership group unaware of his intention to kick at goal.

"He took that on the fly - it was all Beaudy."

"We had the advantage, so I guess he just stepped back in the pocket. Nice to see it go over."