21 May 2010

Deans won't rule out ABs job post-2011

7:26 am on 21 May 2010

The Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has pointedly not ruled out becoming the next head coach of the All Blacks after the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

Former All Black halfback Chris Laidlaw's predicting in his new book that Deans will take over from Graham Henry when the current coach's contract expires next year.

Deans played a straight bat when asked about it, but he didn't say no.

All Deans would say is he's always lived life day to day, year to year and campaign to campaign, and in the rugby game that's the only way you can approach it as you just don't know what's around the corner.

Keeping a Zen theme going, Deans says the key is to make the most of what you're doing in the moment.

His old side, the Crusaders, have made just one change for Sunday's Super 14 semi-final against South Africa's Bulls at Soweto.