Former Crusaders and Wallabies coach, Robbie Deans
Robbie Deans is the former All Black player who coached Canterbury through the glory days of the early 1980s. He went on to become one of the most successful coaches of the Super 15 with the Crusaders, as well as an All Black coaching coordinator. He then took on his most controversial role of all - the first ever non-Australian to coach the Wallabies. His appointment to lead the Australian team was turbulent and difficult from the start. The team performed poorly, there were political and cultural challenges, and ultimately, Robbie Deans was dumped as coach - even before his contract was over. He's now opening up for the first time about it all. He talks to Kathryn about his career, and future ambitions.