Robertson dismisses ‘flattering’ Wales talk

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has dismissed “flattering” talk of replacing Warren Gatland at Wales.

Wales are looking for their next coach, set to come in after next year’s World Cup, and reports in the United Kingdom have suggested that Robertson features on a shortlist.

The Crusaders boss is a little bemused by the speculation, however, insisting he has heard nothing.

“Wow, I don’t know about that,” Robertson, a keen surfer, told Radio Sport. “I’m not sure where that’s come from.

“I don’t know if they have got a wave pool in Cardiff but it’s always flattering to get those opportunities.

“I suppose that is part of the coaching job; when a new job comes up, your name is going to be bandied around. No, I haven’t heard anything.”

He added: “Like I said, it’s flattering but I haven’t heard anything – I am happy here.”

Robertson’s current Crusaders contract expires in 2019. The former All Black previously coached New Zealand Under-20s. News wire is powered by opta

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