Deans to extend Wallabies stay

Wallabies head coach Robbie Deans is expected to sign a contract extension before the World Cup in September.

Deans’ four-year contract with the ARU runs out at the end of the season, but according to the Australian media, he will receive an offer to coach the Wallabies until 2013, with a two-year extension option which will see him in charge at the 2015 World Cup in Japan.

Despite a poor success rate of 55.8% (24 wins from 43 Tests) and a 10-Test losing streak against the All Blacks, it is believed that Deans has plenty of support from influential members of the ARU and this should see the New Zealander receive a new deal before his current contract expires.

The players have also indicated that they want Deans at the helm after the World Cup, with one star saying he will go overseas if Deans left at the end of the tournament.