NZ Rugby World
RAZOR HAS EYE ON LIONS
Crusaders coach Scott
Robertson has revealed he would like a role with the British & Irish Lions next year.
Robertson, who has coached the Crusaders to four successive Super Rugby titles since 2017, was overlooked for the All Blacks job last year.
He missed out, being told he lacked international experience which he is hoping he will get next year if he can be part of the British & Irish Lions management team in South Africa.
The Lions will be coached by New Zealander Warren Gatland and Robertson has already pressed his claim to be involved.
“Once I missed the All Blacks job, I actually reached out to Gats and asked him if I could go on that tour,” he told radio station Gold FM.
“I thought: ‘Look, if I can’t be involved with the All Blacks, what’s the biggest thing – or actually bigger in its own self the Lions tour—to get involved’.”
The 45-year-old said Gatland had taken his request to Lions management and it was being considered.
“Something that really drives me and motivates me is probably to learn and understand.
“Obviously Gats has been hugely successful at the international level as a coach so he’s a person to learn off and also allows me to not have to go offshore to actually coach and get that international experience.”