The Crusaders will be looking to win back-to-back Super Rugby titles when they host the Lions this weekend with Head Coach Scott Robertson guiding his side to consecutive finals in his first two years in charge of the franchise.
The former Crusaders and All Black flanker helped the Canterbury-based side win their maiden Super Rugby title as a player and has gone on to win the competition as the side's coach.
Robertson has enjoyed an extremely successful career as a coach since retiring as a player. His first big coaching role came when he was appointed as Canterbury's Assistant Forwards Coach in 2008.
He held an assistant coaching role at the province between 2008 and 2012 helping the side to 5 successive titles before taking over as head coach in 2013.
The role was Robertson's first head coach role which he seems to strive in highlighted by the fact that he has won 73 of his 85 games as head coach.
In his first season in charge, Canterbury lost just two games on their way to winning the title while his second season was less successive losing 4 games.
His third season at the helm was his most successful losing just one game on their way to the title. Ahead of his third season as Canterbury's head coach Robertson took up the role as the New Zealand U20s head coach where he found immediate success winning both the Oceania Rugby Under 20 Championship and the World Rugby Under 20 Championship winning every single game.
Robertson's final season with Canterbury saw him lose two games on his way to claiming the Ranfurly Shield and his third Mitre 10 Cup title before he was confirmed as Todd Blackadder replacement. He lost just one game in charge of the u20s that year but failed to get his side out of the group stages of the World Rugby u20 Championship.
Taking control of the most successful Super Rugby franchise was not going to be an easy feat for the former All Black but Robertson made it look all too easy. His first season with the Crusaders saw him win 17 of his 18 Super Rugby matches going down to the Hurricanes in final regular season match after winning 14 games consecutively.
The Crusaders have found similar success under the surf-loving head coach this season losing just two games on their way to final and have yet to lose a single Super Rugby match at home during his tenure at the helm, with only the British and Irish Lions beating the Saders at home.
By the Numbers:
80% Winning ratio
New Zealand u20s:
92% Winning ratio
Crusaders (Including British and Irish Lions):
89% Winning ratio
Overall: 86% winning ratio