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Pulver won't rush Deans decision

08th July 2013 06:12


Robbie Deans facing Bill Pulver

Taking his time: Bill Pulver

Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver says he won't be rushing into a decision on the future of Wallabies coach Robbie Deans.

Local media have published several reports since Australia's 41-16 loss in the deciding Test to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday that Deans will be fired five months before his contract expires.

They say Reds coach Ewen McKenzie and his Super Rugby counterpart at the Brumbies, South Africa-born Jake White, have already been approached by the ARU.

"There has been a lot of emotion and comment expressed from various areas ... we will not be entering into any speculation or debate on the coaching issue at this stage," Pulver explained.

The Wallabies next play in the Rugby Championship, against New Zealand on August 17.