Sunday 21 January 2018

Peter Bills: Deans in battle for Aussie future

Robbie Deans. Photo: Getty Images
Robbie Deans. Photo: Getty Images

Peter Bills

He must wish now that he had never said them. Just two little words -- but will they come back to haunt Robbie Deans and ultimately condemn to failure his Australian coaching tenure?

They were uttered by Deans in September 2009 to describe his Australian team following their 33-6 Tri Nations defeat by the All Blacks in Wellington and remain a painful sore that just won't heal.

Deans accused his players of "rolling over," the worst sin an Australian sportsman can commit.

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