23 Jul 2008

Canterbury quiet on new Crusaders coach

7:08 am on 23 July 2008

The Canterbury rugby union won't comment on a report that that the fomer All Black captain Todd Blackadder is set to take over from Robbie Deans as coach of the Crusaders.

Blackadder is reported to have been named ahead of the Hurricanes assistant coach Aussie McLean with former team mates Mark Hammet and Daryl Gibson as his assistants.

Blackadder coaches Tasman while Hammet was Deans' assistant this year.

Canterbury is expected to name the new coaching lineup tomorrow.