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Gatland backs Jones to be Lions’ leader

April 15th, 2008

Warren Gatland believes his Wales Grand Slam captain Ryan Jones is favouriteto become the next British and Irish Lions captain. But the Wales coach haswarned that even though the No 8 is a strong contender to lead the squad toSouth Africa in 2009, much can happen in the next 12 months.

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Wales won’t pull in horns for Bok tour

April 15th, 2008

Warren Gatland has promised he will select his strongest possible Wales squad when his side travel to world champions South Africa for a Test tour.
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‘Gatland must coach Lions’

April 15th, 2008

The British & Irish Lions need a tough guy as coach if they are to beat the Boks next year, writes Peter Bills.
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Wales at full strength to face World champs

April 14th, 2008

Warren Gatland has confirmed he will be taking his strongest Wales squad possible to face world champions South Africa in two Tests in the republic in June.
Wales are determined to build on their Grand Slam triumph in the Six Nations by testing themselves in the Springboks’ backyard.
It is a challenge that has been made much […]

Edwards commits to Wales

April 11th, 2008

Shaun Edwards last night made good on the promise he gave Warren Gatland following the Grand Slam by signing a three-year contract to remain part of the Wales coaching staff until the next World Cup.
Edwards, 41, was in high demand after playing a central role in Wales’ Grand Slam campaign and it is understood he […]

Edwards turns England down

April 10th, 2008

Shaun Edwards has reportedly rejected an approach from England to become part of their coaching setup.
The RFU originally offered Edwards a role Saxons coach before this year’s Six Nations Championship but the job came without control over team selection.
Edwards chose to join Warren Gatland’s Welsh setup as defence coach and the pair, who enjoyed huge […]

Rugby: Free kicks blight ELVs, says Gatland

April 4th, 2008

Six Nations Grand Slam-winning coach Warren Gatland predicts the only Northern Hemisphere aversion to the law variations trialled in the Super 14 will centre the free kicks at the breakdown.”That has been the big problem from…
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Greenwood tips Ospreys for glory

April 2nd, 2008

England’s World Cup-winning centre Will Greenwood believes the smart money is on the Ospreys to win the Heineken Cup - and he wasted no time in hunting down the nearest bookies after the quarter-final draw was made.
The Ospreys, including 14 of Wales‘ Grand Slam-winning side, face Saracens on Sunday a fortnight after thrashing their Guinness […]

The RFU management is at fault for the Johnson farce

April 2nd, 2008

Another day, another fudge at the English Rugby Union. What passes for leadership at Twickenham is simply pitiful.
The great ‘Will he, won’t he’ saga involving coach Brian Ashton and his future, if he has one with England, was due to be discussed and decided last Wednesday.
The meeting was so important, we were told, that Elite […]

Howley: Phillips can bounce back

March 28th, 2008

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley is confident injured scrum-half Mike Phillips has the mental toughness to return as good as new in time for Wales’s first autumn international, against the Springboks on November 8.
It was revealed today that Phillips faces six months on the sidelines after damaging knee ligaments in the Ospreys’ 30-3 EDF Cup […]