Robbie Deans : Red, Black and Gold


For fans of Rugby Union in Australia the appointment of a coach from NZ, Australia’s biggest rival, was a shock. But with poor performances the order of the day for our national team something radical had to be done. Was it enough? An All Black, the pin-up boy of the Canterbury team of his generation and a rebel with the Cavaliers during a 12-year playing career, Robbie Deans was appointed as Australia’s first foreign-born coach. What followed was career as one of the best coaches of the modern era. After 17 years coaching professionally, Robbie still boasts a 70 per cent success rate. He remains Super Rugby’s most successful coach, six seasons after his departure from the Crusaders. Now he read more

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ISBN:

9781742709567

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

368

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$35.00

Category:

Sport , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 October 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matt McIlraith

Matt McIlraith is a former editor of the national rugby weekly Rugby News and the author of three previous titles including 10 Years of Super 12.