Fisher keeps up with knocking Deans

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher feels that Robbie Deans should have left the Crusaders after being appointed as Wallaby coach.

Fisher’s comments are the latest between the pair after Deans suggested that the four Australian Super 14 coaches should have some input in selecting his Wallabies squad.

Fisher immediately rubbished the idea and said that he would not be giving away any secrets that could lead to the Brumbies weaknesses being exposed.

“We will catch up on a personal note, but won’t be discussing any players’ strengths and weaknesses,” Fisher told The Press.

“After the Super 14 we will be happy to spill the beans and push the case of some of our players.”

Fishers also says that Deans should have ben set up in Sydney by now, rather than still being in charge of a New Zealand franchise.

“I was surprised by that (that he stayed with the Crusaders) and a little disappointed from an Australian perspective,” Fisher said.

“We would have liked to have him here to tell us how he would have liked to develop our players and the style they (the Wallabies) want to play.”

Fisher however could be simply creating smokescreens as his contract is up at the end of the year and he admits that the pressure is mounting on him after the Brumbies have failed to make the Semi Finals since he took over in 2005.

“Yes it is. Three years of not making the play-offs is certainly disappointing. But it’s not as though we are in the doldrums.”

The difference in Fisher’s coaching and Nucifora coaching seems to be that Nucifora’s Brumbies secured a similar amount of wins to secure a semi final place but Fisher’s Brumbies aren’t getting as many bonus points.

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