Speculation has been rife tonight that embattled Wallabies coach Robbies Deans was lined up to ‘do a Harold’. However, speaking directly to G&GR, ARU Media Manager and long-term Deans colleague Matt McIlraith has said categorically:
Robbie is going nowhere. He’s knows he’s got a job to do, and he’s gonna do it.
The Twitter speculation frenzy started tonight when Jim Callinan (who describes himself as ‘Filling in time as a Sky News Sports reporter before winning lotto’) tweeted:
Hearing big story over robbie deans out of NZ tomorrow. Sounds like he's definitely gone – but speccy as too where is the interesting part.
— Jim Callinan (@jbcallinan) August 28, 2012
The thought did occur to us that the Waratahs are still looking for a coach, but let’s not go there!