Robbie Deans

$10,000-$15,000
NSW, Australia

Robbie Deans has achieved the highest level in Rugby Union, as a player for the New Zealand All Blacks and more recently a coach for the Australian Wallabies. He is regarded as the most successful coach in Super 14 history. He possesses a great energy and a strong will to succeed which is demonstrated by his coaching style and a prominent stance in the game of Rugby.

Robbie has made a decision to leave his home country in 2008 in order to pursue his goal of coaching a Test Rugby nation. While this move was surrounded by controversy, he continues to command utmost respect in the sporting community both as a coach and an individual.

Robbie is a true leader in every sense of the word. He is a mentor to his players and an innovative as well as a modern coach. His profile as the Australian Rugby Coach, along with an approachable and laidback demeanour attracts strong media interest. He is a great speaker who prides himself on his integrity, good nature and being an honest family man.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 5 Test Caps for New Zealand (1983 - 85)
  • 146 Career Games for Canterbury (1979 - 90)
  • 3 Super 12 Titles, Canterbury Crusaders
  • 2 Super 14 Titles, Canterbury Crusaders
  • 100 Career Coaching matches (Super 12-14) - 74% wining ratio
  • Australian Wallabies Coach 2008 - Current

AS WALLABIES COACH

  • Robbie had a major impact in his first season as Wallabies coach
  • Lead the Wallabies to beat England and France away from home back-to-back for the first time in a decade during the Spring Tour
  • Masterminded Australia's first win on South African soil for eight years
  • Broke a run of 15 away Tri-Nations games without a win for the Wallabies
  • Coached a record 14 Tests in his first year, winning nine of them
  • Gave 13 new players their first experience in the Wallabies' jersey during the season.
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