News on Lion Gatland

Wales consider U-turn to allow Gatland a coaching role with the Lions

Paul Rees
Thursday February 14, 2008
The Guardian

The Welsh Rugby Union will consider reversing its ban on its national head coach being involved with the Lions if an approach is made for Warren Gatland to be involved in next year’s tour to South Africa. The New Zealander has emerged as a strong contender for the post, which will be filled after the end of the Six Nations, following Wales’s strong start to the championship.The Lions have been told to stay away from Wales head coaches since the 2001 tour to Australia, which was presided over by another New Zealander, Graham Henry, against the WRU’s advice. Such was his fall-out with most of the overly large contingent who made the trip that less than seven months after the end of the tour he left Wales.


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