6 Sep 2011

Robbie Deans disappointed for Cantabrians

6:18 pm on 6 September 2011

Australia's rugby coach Robbie Deans says he's disappointed for the people of Canterbury that the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch have also deprived them of being able to attend rugby World Cup matches there.

The Wallabies were to play their opening pool match against Italy on Sunday in Christchurch, where Deans played for Canterbury and the All Blacks, before coaching the Crusaders.

He says losing the cup games had been hard for Cantabrians on top of their other difficulties.