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CANTERBURY rugby coach Scott
Robertson is weighing up an offer to
takeover as coach of French side Bi-
arritz Olympique.
“I’ve been approached by the club
and (president) Serge Blanco, and it’s
something that appeals to me,” he
said.
If he takes the job, he will be
charged with bringing Biarritz back
into the Top 14 competition, as they
are set to be relegated to the Pro D2
league when this season ends next
month.
Tey are in last place with only
four wins from 23 games, and cannot
pass any of the teams ahead of them
in the last three weeks of the season.
Robertson said Biarritz want to
know his decision in the next couple
of weeks, so they can move on and
start planning for the next season.
Robertson said he would be doing
his due diligence around the offer in
the mean time.
“It’s going to come down the terms
and conditions of the contract,” he
said.
He said that while he loved what
he was doing in Canterbury, and has
turned down other coaching oppor-
tunities in the past, the location of
this job meant he was considering
the opportunity.
If Robertson does take the job in
France’s Basque country, Canterbury
will have to find their fourth coach in
as many seasons.
Robertson was an assistant under
Rob Penney from 2008 to 2011, and
then under Tabai Matson in 2012,
before taking the reigns himself last
year.
Te constant coaching changes
have not had a notable effect on Can-
terbury’s success, as they were win-
ners of the last six competitions.
Biarritz have won the French
championship on five occasions, the
last in 2006.
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