Sunday December 8, 2019

Playing by his own rules: Warren Gatland talks career highs and lows

In a career of highs and lows coaching Ireland and then Wales, Warren Gatland has never shied away from making tough or unpopular decisions. Garry Doyle finds him ready to engage

17th November, 2019
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Warren Gatland: ‘If it was me coming into that Ireland job now, I’d look at that team and think this is a chance now to clean out half a dozen players’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Warren Gatland makes a quiet entry. Through the doors, past the tray-carrying waiter, across the plush carpet. If this was Hollywood, the coffee lounge would instantly come to a halt, the way places do in all the sports movies. You’d see fingers pointing, cups smashing and some have-a-go hero leaping off his seat to take Gatland to task for what he did to poor old Brian O’Driscoll.

The film would then...

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