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Razor Robertson

Scott "Razor" Robertson, is a celebrated figure in New Zealand rugby, renowned for his accomplishments both as a player and a coach.

He has recently been named the head coach of the All Blacks, New Zealand's men's national team, starting from 2024, a role that marks a significant milestone in his career. This appointment comes after a distinguished tenure as the Crusaders' head coach, where he led the team to an unparalleled seven consecutive Super Rugby championships from 2017 to 2023​​​​.

Robertson's playing career was equally illustrious. Growing up in Tauranga and attending Mount Maunganui College, he started his rugby journey playing for Bay of Plenty. In 1996, he moved to Canterbury to play for the Crusaders in the inaugural year of the Super 12 competition, primarily as a flanker. After his time with the Crusaders, he extended his career in Europe, playing for clubs in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and France, before moving to Japan to play for the Ricoh Black Rams, eventually retiring in 2007​​.

Transitioning to coaching, Robertson began as the head coach at Sumner Rugby Club in Christchurch. He then served as assistant coach of Canterbury for five years before being appointed head coach in 2013, leading them to ITM Cup victories. He also coached the New Zealand Under-20 team to the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship victory in Italy. His innovative coaching style and ability to foster winning teams were further evident in his successful tenure with the Crusaders, making him one of the most successful Super Rugby coaches in history​​​​​​.

Notably, Robertson is famous for his post-victory match breakdancing routine, a unique celebration that has become synonymous with his coaching style and personality​​.

For conference organisers or event planners, Scott Robertson is an exceptional choice as a speaker. His journey from a player to one of rugby's most respected coaches, combined with his engaging personality and unique approach to leadership and team building, provides a rich source of inspiration and insight. His appointment as the All Blacks head coach further adds to his appeal, offering audiences a chance to hear from a key figure shaping the future of New Zealand rugby.

Duration: 45 minutes. 15 minutes Q and A.

Essential Talent arranges a prep call with Scott Robertson prior to the event, and provides an industry standard agreement for peace of mind.