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Category: Warren Gatland

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Warren Gatland among candidates to succeed Eddie Jones with England

• RFU’s Melville plans to speak to Wales coach about his future• Jones’s predecessor Stuart Lancaster also a candidateThe Rugby Football Union interim chief executive, Nigel Melville, is planning to speak to Warren Gatland as part of his search for Edd…

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Wales feeling the pressure of closing gap on born-again Springboks | Paul Rees

Gatland’s side are keen to continue their fine run against reborn South Africa, who they have already beaten three times in a rowA week after Rassie Erasmus’s final match in charge of Munster last year, South Africa played Ireland in Dublin and suffere…

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Warren Gatland content with Wales’ World Cup momentum

Even though Wales are not playing well, ending Australia hoodoo augers well for Six Nations and World CupWales are not playing particularly well – their 9-6 victory over Australia and the previous weekend’s success against Scotland came after two of th…

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Wales win over Australia would not be monkey off back, says Warren Gatland

• Head coach plays down importance of next Saturday’s Test• Gatland’s comments come after 21-10 win over ScotlandRelieved to have started an autumn campaign with a win at last, Warren Gatland dismissed the notion that next Saturday’s assignment against…

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Warren Gatland wants to go out on a high with Wales over next 12 months

• ‘I am bricking myself about the next year,’ says head coach• Longest-serving coach feels they have a chance at World CupWarren Gatland may be entering the final year of his contract with Wales but he is determined to go out at the very top and believ…

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Warren Gatland hopes to have Rhys Webb available for Wales at World Cup

• Scrum-half in exile due to WRU rules on overseas players• ‘I would like to think common sense will prevail’Warren Gatland has not abandoned hope of being able to select his Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb for the World Cup next year.Under an agreement bet…

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Wales’ new defeat of Argentina prompts Warren Gatland to scorn England

• Wales win 30-12 in Santa Fe to end summer tour unbeaten • ‘Where we are and where England are is poles apart,’ says coachWarren Gatland rubbed salt into England’s wounds by claiming they and Wales are “poles apart” after his side jumped above Eddie J…

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Warren Gatland has World Cup in mind as Wales face struggling Argentina

• Coach happy to look at bigger picture• Argentina under pressure to win second TestWarren Gatland is approaching the final year of his contract with Wales but is not slipping gently into his goodbye. The longest-serving head coach of a tier-one nation…

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Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac on Wales shortlist to succeed Warren Gatland

• Glasgow’s Dave Rennie also a contender on extensive shortlist• WRU’s Phillips: Wales will not find another coach like GatlandWales insist they will never have another coach like Warren Gatland as they close in on appointing a successor to the New Zea…

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Warren Gatland admits James Davies adds to Wales selection predicament

• Flanker scores his first try for Wales in defeat of Argentina • Gatland: ‘We are very lucky … I’ve got a little bit of a headache’Deep inside San Juan’s Estadio del Bicentenario the Wales head coach could not help but raise a smile. Warren Gatland ha…

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Wales recall Rhys Patchell for first Test against Argentina

• Fly-half lost confidence after being targeted by Eddie Jones • ‘We told him to get back on horse quickly,’ Warren Gatland saidRhys Patchell makes his first start for Wales since his uncomfortable evening at Twickenham in February when the swagger he …

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Warren Gatland warns Lions must arrive earlier for 2021 South Africa tour

• Coach says an extra week is necessary to help avert injury• Wales back-up arrives for Saturday’s Test with ArgentinaWarren Gatland has hit out at Premiership Rugby Limited and warned that British & Irish Lions players face the risk of serious inj…

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Scarlets’ Aaron Shingler: ‘I need to keep pressing for World Cup place’

A year ago Aaron Shingler’s Wales career looked over. Now, as Scarlets prepare to face La Rochelle in the Champions Cup quarter-final, his challenge is to stay in Warren Gatland’s plansAaron Shingler was one of Wales’s standout players in the Six Natio…

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Second place in the Six Nations is no reason for Wales to pop any corks

• ‘We were happy to win ugly against France,’ says Taulupe Faletau• Coach Warren Gatland must explore new ideas on tour of AmericasLike all the coaches bar Joe Schmidt, like all the teams bar Ireland, Warren Gatland and Wales finished the Six Nations C…

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Liam Williams may face France despite sin-binning and withdrawal against Italy

• Wales full-back was substituted immediately after time in sin-bin• Warren Gatland says player must retain but control his emotionsLiam Williams is in contention to face France in Cardiff on Saturday despite being substituted at the end of his period …

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Owen Watkin swaggers into Warren Gatland’s free-running Wales reboot

The young centre’s bravado and footballing instincts epitomise coach’s free-running tactical shift for the game against ItalyMum has not been the word in the Wales camp in the build-up to Sunday’s Mother’s Day match against Italy at the Principality St…

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Owen Watkin swaggers into Warren Gatland’s free-running Wales reboot

The young centre’s bravado and footballing instincts epitomise coach’s free-running tactical shift for the game against ItalyMum has not been the word in the Wales camp in the build-up to Sunday’s Mother’s Day match against Italy at the Principality St…

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Taulupe Faletau to captain Wales for first time against Italy in Cardiff

• Scarlets flanker James Davies to make Test debut• Warren Gatland’s 10 changes will bring in ‘a lot of quality’Taulupe Faletau will captain Wales and the flanker James Davies will make his Test debut in Sunday’s Six Nations match against Italy in Card…

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Joe Schmidt calms fears on injured trio after Ireland victory over Wales

• Coach hopeful Sexton, Murray, Earls will be fit for Scotland clash • Ringrose and O’Brien could also be ready to return in a fortnightEarly concerns were that Ireland’s victory might have come at a cost but Joe Schmidt allayed fears over the conditio…

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Warren Gatland reaches 100 with Wales but admiration remains elusive | Paul Rees

A team once renowned for flakiness and unreliability now take some beating but the Wales coach will leave after the World Cup with praise rather than fanfare or gratitudeWarren Gatland will on Saturday reach 100 Test matches as Wales’s coach. He will g…