Bruce Deans

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Bruce Deans
Birth name Ian Bruce Deans
Date of birth (1960-11-25) 25 November 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Cheviot, Canterbury, New Zealand
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (12 st 0 lb)
School Christ's College
Notable relative(s) Robbie Deans (brother)
Bob Deans (great-uncle)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Half-back
All Black No. 891
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1982–1990 Canterbury 116 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–1989  New Zealand 10 (24)

Ian Bruce Deans (born 25 November 1960) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He played for Canterbury during the 1980s and played for two seasons for New Zealand. He was selected to be the understudy to half-back David Kirk in the All Black squad for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 although he didn't play a match. His first selection came during an end of seasons tour of Japan. Deans also played cricket for Canterbury Country in the Hawke Cup.

Family Members[edit]

Deans' brother Robbie Deans and great-uncle Bob Deans also played for Canterbury and the All Blacks.

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