Scott Robertson has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the Crusaders for the next three years, announcing today he will lead the Crusaders through to the end of 2024.
The Crusaders Head Coach has won three consecutive Super Rugby titles, from 2017-2019, and two consecutive Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa titles, in 2020 and 2021. He has a record of 71 wins, four draws and nine losses since his first season in charge back in 2017 and, in guiding the team to that year’s title in Johannesburg, he became the first person to win a Super Rugby trophy as both a player and a coach.
A former Crusaders, Canterbury and All Blacks loose forward, Robertson started his provincial rugby playing career with Bay of Plenty in 1995, before moving to Christchurch where he played 69 games for Canterbury and 86 Super Rugby matches for the Crusaders.
All Black number 974, Robertson featured in 23 Tests between 1998-2002. During that same period, he won four Super Rugby titles with the Crusaders, including three consecutive titles in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Following his international career, he played three seasons for Perpignan in France, before moving to Japan to join the Ricoh Black Rams – as a player for one season, and then as a coach.
Robertson assisted the Canterbury provincial team to five successive National Provinicial Championship (NPC) titles between 2008 and 2012. From 2013-2016 he was Head Coach of the side, guiding them to three NPC Premiership titles.
He has also enjoyed success as Head Coach of the New Zealand Under 20 team, claiming victory at the 2015 Under 20 World Championship.