Thu 3 Dec 2020 | 12:32

Report: Razor's alternative 'ways' to face Boks

Report: Razor's alternative 'ways' to face Boks
Thu 3 Dec 2020 | 12:32
Report: Razor's alternative 'ways' to face Boks
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Crusaders coach Scott Robertson will ‘likely’ join the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2021.

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The Crusaders coach revealed in August after missing out on the All Blacks job to Ian Foster, he approached Gatland about joining the team in their tour of South Africa in 2021, with a desire to fill out his CV with international coaching experience.

According to New Zealand Herald, Robertson has been in ongoing talks with Lions management, which he revealed have been promising.

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“We’ve had some good conversations in the last couple of weeks around the opportunity. I’m looking at potentially being involved with the team, that could play against the Springboks and then stay on in some capacity.

“It wasn’t an assistant role I was wanting it was a learning opportunity for me, [to] help a lot around the professional development and support their current coaching group, it wasn’t about being an assistant as such.

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“Those conversations are continuing … it’s a highly likely chance, I’m finding ways I can get there.”

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Any involvement will follow on from the 46-year-old’s duties in Super Rugby, where he will look to win a fifth consecutive title with the Canterbury franchise in next year.

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The experience Robertson is after will ideally aid in him landing a more prominent role, likely outside of New Zealand, should his time with the Crusaders finish up soon.

Robertson earlier revealed he had aspirations to coach oversees, and recognised the sensitive timing around roles on the international market. He played in France for three years to learn French, in the hope of boosting his chances to coach there one day.

The Lions series in South Africa kicks-off on July 3, with the three tests running on three consecutive weekends from July 24.

Source: Rugbypass & NZ Herald 

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