Deans to coach Barbarians

Date published: January 27 2015

Former Australia and Crusaders boss Robbie Deans has been named as Barbarians head coach for their May fixtures against England and Ireland.

Deans, who led the heavyweight New Zealand franchise to five Super Rugby titles, is currently coaching Japanese side, the Panasonic Wild Knights.

He will be in charge of the Baa-baas for their games against Ireland at Thomond Park on Thursday, May 28 and England at Twickenham on Sunday, May 31.

The Barbarians have also named three players for the games, with centre Berrick Barnes, scrum-half Tomas Cubelli and back-row George Whitelock involved.