Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rugby: Cleary gets some coaching tips off Deans


While they are already assured of a home semi-final the Crusaders have some local business to take care of this week, with that South Island derby against the embattled Highlanders.

And they have prepared this week with an extra set of eyes at training, another coach keen to learn about winning on the road.

Robbie Deans and Ivan Cleary are two of the country's most high profile coaches but they have very different records in 2008.
Robbie Deans has guided his side to wins in South Africa and Australia this Super 14.
In contrast Ivan Cleary's Warriors are winless away from Mt Smart this NRL season, including a 52-6 thumping by Manly at Brookvale Oval.

Right now the Crusaders are preparing for a last home game against the Highlanders and a home semi-final after that.

With Deans sure lessons were learnt from the side's only away loss, to the Chiefs in Hamilton.
After two days with Super 14 rugby's most successful team, Cleary left Christchurch to prepare the seventh-placed Warriors for Sunday’s clash with Penrith, knowing they must break their away hoodoo if they are to make the play-offs.

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