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Warren Gatland favourite among Lions hierarchy to lead 2025 Australia tour

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Warren Gatland has been told by the British & Irish Lions hierarchy that the job of head coach for the 2025 tour of Australia is his if he wants it, despite the series defeat by South Africa. Gatland refused to ru...

Gatland takes one last spin on selection roulette wheel … and hopes for pay-off

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When it comes to selection for the final Test of a British & Irish Lions series, Warren Gatland has historically proved a shrewd operator. In 2013 his reshuffled Lions, containing six starting personnel changes as...

Gatland swings the axe as Lions makes six changes for final South Africa Test

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Warren Gatland has overhauled his side for the British & Irish Lions’ decider against South Africa, making six changes to his starting XV to face the Springboks on Saturday. Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Bundee Aki a...

Warren Gatland urges World Rugby to clamp down on Rassie Erasmus’s rants

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Warren Gatland has warned that Rassie Erasmus’s social media outbursts could set a dangerous precedent and has urged World Rugby to act, following the British & Irish Lions’ second Test defeat by South Africa. Gat...

Warren Gatland closes in on claim to be British & Irish Lions’ best coach

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Twenty eight years have passed since Warren Gatland’s first encounter with the Lions as a Waikato player. His home province took the Lions to the cleaners and back, beating them 38-10, and that winning habit has remai...

Lions coach Warren Gatland piles pressure on ‘desperate’ South Africa

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Warren Gatland has cranked up the pressure on the “incredibly desperate” Springboks and claimed the British & Irish Lions have another gear to find as they seek to clinch series victory in South Africa next Saturd...

Warren Gatland pledges to fight for future of British & Irish Lions

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Warren Gatland has pledged to continue fighting for the future of the British & Irish Lions as he seeks to become the first head coach in the touring side’s history to complete a clean sweep of unbeaten series aga...

Gatland faces selection dilemmas for first Lions Test against South Africa

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Warren Gatland is entering the business end of his fourth British & Irish Lions tour and never has his huge stash of experience felt more relevant. Facing him and his fellow coaches is the trickiest Lions selectio...

Warren Gatland insists tour defeat ‘will be good’ for his British & Irish Lions

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Warren Gatland says his Lions squad firmly believe they can win the forthcoming Test series despite losing 17-13 to a strong South Africa A team. Gatland said his players were particularly encouraged by their second-h...

Warren Gatland primes his Lions squad to go on attack in South Africa

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Warren Gatland is about to embark on his third British & Irish Lions tour as head coach but, to his credit, he remains firmly his own man. It takes a selector with an unusually strong constitution to omit players ...

Andy Farrell could still join Lions staff, reveals Warren Gatland

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Warren Gatland has revealed that Andy Farrell – his key lieutenant on the two previous British & Irish Lions tours – could still be added to the coaching staff for this summer’s trip to South Africa. Gatland named...

Gatland hopes for ‘fresh perspective’ with three debutant Lions coaches

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Warren Gatland has insisted the British & Irish Lions will benefit from “new voices and a fresh perspective” after naming three assistants who will be making debut tours as coaches. Eddie Jones’s England have been...

Warren Gatland ‘comfortable’ with game-time for Saracens’ Lions hopefuls

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Warren Gatland has assured Saracens’ potential British & Irish Lions contenders that their selection prospects will not be harmed by a lack of recent top-level club rugby when he finalises his squad for the schedu...