Robbie Deans
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"Robert Maxwell Deans" is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player, currently the head coach of Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights. He was head coach of the Australia national rugby union team/Australian national team between 2008 and 2013. Deans had previously coached the Crusaders (rugby)/Crusaders for eight seasons and was an assistant coach of New Zealand national rugby union team/New Zealand between late 2001 and 2003. As the coach of the Crusaders, Deans has won more Super rugby titles than any other (three Super 12 titles and two Super 14). He has also coached Canterbury Rugby Union/Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship, winning the title in 1997. As a player, Deans represented Canterbury, first playing at Rugby union positions#10. Fly-half/fly half, and later Fullback (rugby union)/fullback. He also played nineteen matches for the All Blacks, including five tests.

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There's a lot of similarities between the two sides, so it really is going to be a battle of wills and of wits.

I'm aware they are advertising the job and I was made aware of that...(but) it's not an option.

There's nothing sinister there. Our doctor, Deb (Robinson), caught up with him on Saturday and he just took a knock to it. He should be fine.

We will also test Caleb Ralph who's a bit tight, so he's potentially in doubt and we will look at both those guys in the morning before making a decision.

We'll look at Aaron ? hopefully he'll be all right. He did some contact work at the end of the week and came through it well, so should be able to take his place.

He's not necessarily out for the match but he's been rested for the early part of the week.

We earned it. There's no doubt we earned it. Things didn't go our way but we ground it out.

They were humiliated on the track last weekend and there's only one way they're going to respond to that.

They have made big strides no doubt about that, that's often what comes out of adversity. They are a better side than last year, but that's very evident. It remains to be seen how we foot it next to them.