Razor Makes Himself Unavailable For Olympic Selection

scott robertson at press conference with breakdancing stories nearby



All Blacks coach Scott “Razor” Robertson announced today that he would not be vying for selection in New Zealand’s breaking team this year, despite being one of the highest profile breakdancers this country has to offer.

Robertson most notably performs his signature moves after coaching the Crusaders to victory at Super Rugby finals. 

However the rugby super coach says he is laser focused on the task at hand, and doesn’t need the distraction of an Olympic Games selection. 

“My focus is with the All Blacks and although I’d love to realise my Olympic dream in Paris this year, the timing just isn’t quite right,” he said in a press conference this morning. 

Robertson acknowledges that the Paris Olympics, where the sport of breaking is making its debut, is likely his one and only chance of competing, due to his advancing years and deteriorating back. 

“While I’d love to be there, the right thing is to step aside for some of the younger talent coming through. I have said to the organisers that I would be open to playing a mentoring role if it is needed.

“For now I’m focused on the All Blacks retaining the Rugby Championship.”

It remains to be seen whether NZ Rugby will sanction any kind of dancing or frivolity from the All Blacks coach going forward. 

More to come. 

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