Robbie Deans believes All Blacks will benefit under Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson won seven consecutive Super Rugby titles with Crusaders
Scott Robertson won seven consecutive Super Rugby titles with Crusaders
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Former All Black Robbie Deans believes New Zealand will highly benefit under their new head coach Scott Robertson.

Robertson replaced Ian Foster as the new head coach earlier in the year and has already announced his squad for the first assignment which will be a two-game home series against England.

The 64-year-old was one of the highly successful head coach in the Super Rugby having guided Crusaders to seven consecutive titles between 2017 and 2023 and is heading to the All Blacks role with a high reputation.

He has already named Scott Barrett as his new captain with Ardie Savea and Jordie Barrett as his deputy and Deans, who coached Australia between 2018 and 2023 believes Robertson's approach will bring the best out of New Zealand as they look to reclaim the World Cup title which they last won in 2015.

"I never did the All Blacks as head coach...but I wouldn't have minded being in charge of all that personnel.

"Scott has that privilege now but has earned the right.

"As far as I am concerned, New Zealand needs his authenticity. They need an injection and he's the guy to do it.

"It's not going to be plain sailing. It will be hard. He knows that, and his heart rate is probably going up right now. He will have them pumped up for England, that's for sure.

"But he will be good for the game, good for the All Blacks, and it's an exciting time for him and the fans.

"He knows what the All Blacks need. It's about maximising and not minimising. And he will do that. He helps players and teams to engage. That's what comes out in the wash when it gets difficult."