Scott Robertson has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders for the next three years, announcing on Friday that he will lead the Crusaders through to the end of 2024.
The Crusaders head coach has won three consecutive Super Rugby titles, from 2017-2019, and two consecutive Super Rugby Aotearoa titles, in 2020 and 2021.
He has a record of 71 wins, four draws and nine losses since his first season in charge back in 2017 and, in guiding the team to that year’s title in Johannesburg, he became the first person to win a Super Rugby trophy as both a player and a coach.
“I love this team, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve on and off the field over the past five seasons, for the people of the Crusaders region,” Robertson said.
“The opportunity to continue to lead a world-class coaching group, in a club where everyone is really connected – from the Board, through to staff and the team on the field – is truly special. The Crusaders have helped me grow so much as a coach and a person, and I value the relationship I have with our playing group, they challenge me every day. The best is yet to come from this team, so I’m excited to confirm my coaching future in New Zealand.
“I also want to thank my family for their support. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without them, and I’m fortunate that they share my passion for this club and our Crusaders family,” Robertson said.
Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge said:
“We’re really lucky to have Razor re-commit to the club. Not only does he have special skill around storytelling and bringing a vision and values to life, but he also has exceptional technical skills as a coach that truly set him apart.
“Razor’s enthusiasm and eternal optimism is infectious and permeates our whole organisation, so we are thrilled with today’s announcement. I know that fans across the Crusaders region will also be pleased to see such a popular coach continue to lead this team as he has done so successfully for the past five seasons.”
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