The Australian Rugby Union has dumped the kiwi and replaced him with an Aussie legend.
In what must have been no surprise for Robbie Deans, he has been ‘released’ from his contract and reportedly all but immediately replaced by former player and successful Queensland Reds Coach, Ewen McKenzie.
McKenzie announced in March his intention to leave the Reds and pursue a national coaching role, saying at the time: “Anyone who knows me understands I have strong coaching ambitions and, after spending nine years coaching at a Super Rugby level, I’m excited about pursuing a different role either here or overseas”.
The exciting news for kiwis is Ewen’s first game as coach will be against the All Blacks in Sydney on August 17! Lets be honest, we want some decent competition when we play and what we saw against the Lions was not decent competition! Losing 41-16 was a trouncing!
- British Lions: Robbie Deans sacked as Australia coach following Lions series defeat – reports (walesonline.co.uk)