Deans has spent the past two seasons trading off his successes at the helm of the Canterbury Crusaders in the Super 14 Competition. However, after two seasons of mediocrity it remains to be seen how long he can dodge the pressure of the Australian public and Rugby fraternity.
With only twelve months now until the 2012 World Cup, the time for experimenting is well and truly over - Australian Rugby needs to follow the proven recipe for success.
It's a recipe perfected by the other major rugby playing nations – A front row that has spent time scrummaging together in difficult matches; a set of halves that can build a partnership based on timing and cohesion and a back three that can work together under pressure in tight situations.
I'll stop now with the poor Master Chef analogies - but the Tri Nation series has never held more importance to Australian Rugby in the past 15 years. Australia's team is truly unseasoned and untested.
A couple of hard defeats could unsettle a largely young squad and dent their confidence leading into the world cup. The Australian public already feels starved of silverware after consecutive defeats in the Tri nations and Bledisloe Cup tournaments over the past few years.
For Deans the legend of his coaching success is severely at risk. How Deans delivers over the next twelve months could overshadow his success with the Crusaiders and determine how he is remembered as a coach.
To make matters harder for the Wallabys, they'll be up against a cranky South African side which has come off two straight loses to the All Blacks and will be looking to hit back hard against a weaker Australian outfit.
A full house will be pushing the home side as far as possible on Saturday night in the hope that this year the Wallabys make it all the way to the World Cup final.
It will be a hard road for the Wallabys from here to the world cup final. In many ways we could say that here life imitates sport! Hebrews 12: 1-2 encourages us to "…run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Let's hope the Wallabys persevere as well!