Dean’s Ultimate Crusade

The Crusaders, who have won more titles than any other team in the franchise, have claimed another winning this year’s Super 14 against the Waratahs and coach Robbie Deans, who leaves to coach the Wallabies, said it was great to be a part of the 20-12 victory. Canterbury was fuelled by what captain Richie McCaw called a “passion” to furnish Deans and retiring players with a final championship. “It was a deserved victory,” Deans said. “The defence was remarkable. They deserved it and they got it. I’m just stoked for the blokes. I don’t do it they do it.” Deans will lead the Wallabies into the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He is the first ever foreigner to coach Australia, and players have all been gushing with praise for the quietly-spoken Deans. Australian wing Digby Ioane said: “He’s an awesome bloke. His knowledge is just great; it’s going to be good for Australia.”

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