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The Australian Rugby Union will not be making a rush decision on the future of head coach Robbie Deans after the series loss to the British and Irish Lions.
Australian media have published several reports since Australia’s 41-16 loss in the deciding test to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday that the New Zealand-born Deans will be fired five months before his contract expires.
However Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver says that he will not rush a decision through.
Local media say the Reds coach Ewen McKenzie and his Super Rugby counterpart at the Brumbies, South Africa-born Jake White, have already been approached by the ARU.
But Pulver says “there has been a lot of emotion and comment expressed from various areas … we will not be entering into any speculation or debate on the coaching issue at this stage.”
The Wallabies next play in the Rugby Championship beginning Aug. 17.
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