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#Warren Gatland

# warren-gatland - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'Direct' NZ deserved the win, says Gatland as he promises breakdown improvement for second Test

The Kiwi says there are easy fixes after today’s 15-point loss.

# warren-gatland - Friday 23 June, 2017

'I know the New Zealand back row hugely respect Sean O'Brien'

Warren Gatland and his Lions coaches expect a big impact from the Leinster openside.

Memories of '71 live on as Lions and All Blacks face into a thrilling series

Warren Gatland has picked an exciting team for the first Test in Auckland.

# warren-gatland - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Gatland backs Furlong to show he is one of the best props in the world

The Lions head coach is excited about how good the Ireland tighthead can be.

Stuart Lancaster got Tadhg Furlong believing he could be a Lion

The 24-year-old tighthead is ready to take on the All Blacks at fortress Eden Park.

Gatland happy to be getting up Hansen's nose as war of words continues

The Lions and All Blacks bosses haven’t been afraid to get stuck in.

# warren-gatland - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

The Lions have earned respect in New Zealand but they're still outsiders

The tour is back in Auckland after a whirlwind three weeks that have seen Warren Gatland’s side grow.

# warren-gatland - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Gatland given last-minute food for thought in the Lions' back three

Elliot Daly is an interesting option for the left wing but George North has pedigree.

Gatland says there's no split in Lions camp as squad join together for dressing room sing-song

‘Whatever people might say about a split in the camp, those boys are pretty together.’

Gatland keeps the shirt value steady and more talking points as the Lions get a midweek win

Where possible, the head coach opted against playing his late call-ups. But is that the message of unity he wants to project in and out of his squad.

# warren-gatland - Monday 19 June, 2017

Test team takes shape but a handful of huge calls ahead for Gatland

The Lions’ second row, back row, midfield and left wing selections will be fascinating.

Lions have no doubt that Owen Farrell will be 100% fit for first Test

The England international is set to start at 10 or 12.

# warren-gatland - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play

The Lions boss has already raised the issue with match officials.

'They'll be under big pressure to live up to what happened 12 years ago'

There’s a game to come on Tuesday in Hamilton but this is very much Test week for the Lions.

Rory Best captains the Lions for Tuesday's clash with the Chiefs

There are five Irishmen in the starting XV, which is not good news for their Test hopes.

# warren-gatland - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'Does it devalue the shirt? We're here to win a Test series'

Lions head coach Warren Gatland answered the criticisms about his six new call-ups.

The Rugby Show: Controversial call-ups and reaction to Lions' victory One Week Out This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Controversial call-ups and reaction to Lions' victory

Murray Kinsella joined Ryan Bailey from Rotorua, to discuss all the latest news from the Lions’ camp.

Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton were excellent in the halfback positions.

Irish players miss out as Lions call on Welsh and Scottish reinforcements

England boss Eddie Jones has already voiced his disapproval.

# warren-gatland - Friday 16 June, 2017

Lions reinforcements on way as Gatland set to announce 5 or 6 call-ups

Warren Gatland is set to bring in additional players for his midweek team.

# warren-gatland - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Sexton suddenly the main man for the Lions with Farrell a doubt

The England international has emerged as a doubt for the first Test.

Steve Hansen says Gatland will call extra players into his Lions squad

The All Blacks boss says Warren Gatland is getting ready to split his squad into two teams.

Sexton has 'his mojo back' as Gatland keeps Farrell card close to chest

The Lions head coach wants to keep the All Blacks guessing into next week.

# warren-gatland - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Test favourites emerging but back three a major concern for the Lions

Murray Kinsella picks his Lions squad for the opening Test against the All Blacks.

The42 Rugby Show: Irish frustrations, test teams taking shape and Stuart Hogg's replacement Learning Curve This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Irish frustrations, test teams taking shape and Stuart Hogg's replacement

Murray Kinsella joined Sean Farrell from Dunedin with reaction to the Lions’ loss against the Highlanders.

'We shot ourselves in the foot' - Gatland bemoans Lions discipline and scrum

The Lions boss was disappointed but won’t be dwelling on defeat for too long.

# warren-gatland - Sunday 11 June, 2017

New Zealand media whip up scrum frenzy but Gatland defends French ref

Mathieu Raynal was dubbed a ‘villain’ after the Lions beat the Crusaders.

# warren-gatland - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'A lot of people had written us off, there had been a lot of criticism'

After an unconvincing start to the tour, Warren Gatland was pleased to see the British and Irish Lions improve in defeating the Crusaders.

# warren-gatland - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Gatland admits midfield partnership will be 'one of the toughest calls'

Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw are both in contention says the Lions boss.

Gatland wants O'Mahony to bring out the 'Munster mongrel' on his first Lions start

“You’re going to have to put that in a better context now, what exactly did he say?”

'He was trying a bit of humour after struggling a wee bit with his press conference'

Steve Hansen didn’t have too much time for Warren Gatland’s comments last night.

# warren-gatland - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions

The Blues centre was in superb form against the tourists at Eden Park.

No time for Lions self-pity as they get on the road to Christchurch

Warren Gatland’s squad face the best Kiwi Super Rugby side on Saturday.

'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks'

Warren Gatland says he is happy to have tough tests in the build-up to the All Blacks clashes.

Pressure mounts on Gatland's Lions as brilliant Blues win in style

Warren Gatland’s men were poor again as they suffered a 22-16 defeat at Eden Park.

# warren-gatland - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Under-pressure Gatland has made a rod for his own back, says Eddie O'Sullivan

The former Ireland boss says the Lions are under pressure to perform against the Blues thanks to Warren Gatland.

Lions training gets 'heated' as Gatland's men come under Kiwi pressure

Tomorrow’s meeting with the Blues is bordering on must-win territory.

# warren-gatland - Monday 5 June, 2017

Warren Gatland defends game plan against ongoing 'Warrenball' tag

The Lions boss was irritated by suggestions that his team play negative rugby.

# warren-gatland - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'It was special' - Gatland's son causes the Lions a whole lot of problems

The 22-year-old Barbarians out-half was excellent in Whangarei.