Richard Ferguson

Kiwi in charge of Lions

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Wallabies on 4 Sep 2012 at 12:52
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Warren Gatland, the New Zealand born coach of Wales, has been appointed as coach of the British and Irish Lions team that will tour Australia in 2013. Gatland was an assistant when the Lions toured South Africa in 2009, and will step up for the challenge posed by touring the Southern Hemisphere.

Gatland follows in the footsteps of fellow countryman Graham Henry, who took charge of the Lions back in the 2001 tour of Australia, which they lost 2 – 1. Gatlands achievements to date include English and European Club success with Wasps as well as leading Wales to two Grand Slams and a semi-final in the World Cup.

The Lions last won a tour when they came to South Africa in 1997 and will start their tour against the Barbarians in Hong Kong before starting against the Wallabies June 22, 2013.


  • Slightly misleading headline there Fergie πŸ˜›

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.09.12 12:54:05 by MerckZ Reply
  • @MerckZ (Comment 1) :

    Completely unintentional πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.09.12 12:55:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Had me flummoxed.
    I dont think any Kiwi would touch the Lions or anything Lions related with a barge pole.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.09.12 13:24:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 1) : Totally misleading – Good one!

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.09.12 14:17:35 by Letgo Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 1) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : hahaha you had me πŸ™‚

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.09.12 14:27:22 by Franshark Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : You got me too, nice one! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.09.12 15:20:06 by vanmartin Reply
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  • geepuz, was thinking Pat Lam πŸ˜† :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.09.12 15:48:18 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 7) : That would have been the cherry on top πŸ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.09.12 16:02:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Ok i got caught by the headline. a headline makes or breaks the story too

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.09.12 07:25:28 by Dunx Reply


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