Bruce Deans

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Bruce Deans
Full name Ian Bruce Deans
Date of birth (1960-11-25) 25 November 1960 (age 56)
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
New Zealand No. 891
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1982–1990 Canterbury 116 ()
Correct as of 28 January 2007
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–1989  New Zealand 10 (24)
Correct as of 29 January 2007

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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