“It’s taken far too long,” said Taylor, who plays for New Zealand in tomorrow night’s Test against Australia in Townsville. “I feel sorry for Tony Iro. He is in limbo, just like the players, and he has family.
“I don’t understand why he doesn’t get a shot. He has been assistant coach of the Kiwis, assistant coach of the NRL side now for the last four years.
“They were saying (they wanted) a supercoach, a Bennett or Bellamy. I’m a player and whatever coach comes I’ve got to do my job.”
New Zealand’s legendary halfback, Gary Freeman, said: “It will be a tough place to walk into when the players want someone else.”