Scott Robertson (rugby union)

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Scott Robertson
Full name Scott Maurice Robertson
Date of birth (1974-08-21) 21 August 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker/Loose forward/Number eight
New Zealand No. 974
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Canterbury 69 (-)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Crusaders 86 (-)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2002 New Zealand 23 (20)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
NZ U20's

Scott Robertson (born 21 August 1974) is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player. His position as a player was flanker and he played for Perpignan, Canterbury, the Crusaders and New Zealand. Currently, he is the head coach of the New Zealand U20 rugby union team and the Canterbury ITM Cup Team. In 2016, New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders announced his appointment as the new Crusaders' head coach from 2017 through to 2019, taking over from Todd Blackadder.[1]

All Black's Statistics

Tests: 23 (0 as Captain)
Games: 0 (0 as Captain)
Total Matches: 23 (0 as Captain)
Test Points: 20pts (4t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)
Game Points: 0pts
Total Points: 20pts (4t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)

Pro career[edit]

Robertson moved to Europe, where he played for a number of clubs, including Ards RFC (Ireland) and Perpignan (France). He eventually moved to Japan where he played for the Ricoh Black Rams, before retiring in 2007.

Coaching career[edit]

He became the head coach at Sumner Rugby Club, Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2004 he was active in establishing an under 19 team at Sumner. Coaches Richard Notley and Paul Fremeaux were appointed. The Under 19 side progressed to colts level. Ben Richdale, captain of the U.19/Colts was part of the Sumner Wave side that gained promotion to section 1 Canterbury Metro.

After working as the assistant coach of the Canterbury Rugby Football Union for five years under, respectively, head coaches Rob Penney (2008-2011) and Tabai Matson (2012), Robertson was appointed Canterbury's head coach in 2013, when they won the Final in the Premiership Division of the ITM Cup.[2] Under his guidance, Canterbury won the competition again in 2015.

In 2014,[3] the NZ Rugby Union appointed Robertson as head coach of the New Zealand Under-20 Rugby team, which subsequently won the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy.

Robertson coached the New Zealand Under-20 Rugby team to the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Manchester, where they failed to make the play-offs.[4]

In June 2016, Robertson was appointed head coach for the Crusaders for the 2017-2019 Super Rugby seasons.[5]


  1. ^ New Zealand Rugby. "Scott Robertson appointed Head Coach of BNZ Crusaders". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Knowler, Richard. "'I will just continue to be myself' - New Crusaders coach Scott Robertson". Stuff. Fairfax New Zealand Ltd. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Scott Robertson appointed head coach of New Zealand Under 20". NZ Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Burns. "Baby Blacks miss semifinals for first time in history". NZ Herald. NZ Herald. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Scott Robertson appointed Head Coach of BNZ Crusaders from 2017". Crusaders. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 

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