Arguably the most sought after club coach in the Northern hemisphere, Gregor Townsend, who will take over the reigns as Scotland coach when Vern Cotter departs for Montpellier after the Six Nations, has reportedly turned down an offer as British & Irish Lions attack coach. 339 more words
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The head of the British and Irish Lions has ruled out shortening future tours, and says the Lions will remain an integral part of the rugby calendar. 15 more words
With Warren Gatland’s appointment to coach the British and Irish Lions for their tour of New Zealand in 2017, the journey to playing the best team in the world begins. 390 more words
The 1971 Lions tour to New Zealand had a huge impact on him.
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You are brainwashed as a kid growing up and as a seven-year-old I thought the game of rugby was invented in New Zealand and I thought the All Blacks never lost, so it had quite a psychological impact on me when they lost to the ’71 Lions and understanding that there’s a team come and played some great rugby and taken the game to a new level.
Warren Gatland is ‘100 per cent confident’ the Lions can beat New Zealand after being confirmed as coach for the 2017 tour.
The Wales coach will be taking charge of the British and Irish Lions for the second time and he is confident of repeating the success he tasted after masterminding a 2-1 series win over Australia last time round. 170 more words