Simnikiwe Xabanisa | Robertson’s interest in assisting Lions just upped the stakes

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Scott Robertson. Picture: Getty Images
Scott Robertson. Picture: Getty Images

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Crusaders coach Scott “Razor” Robertson’s announcement this week that he wants in on the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa next year has two implications.

The first is that this is the nearest thing to a fissure in New Zealand’s famously tight-knit coaching fraternity since Robbie Deans – ironically another Crusaders coach at the time – upped sticks and went to coach Australia in 2008.

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