Bath coach Stuart Hooper has now also lashed out at Warren Gatland over his stand-off with Premiership Rugby over the release and selection of England-based players for the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour.
Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has described the British & Irish Lions’ stance on the release of English Premiership players as ‘disingenuous’ ahead of their eight-match tour of South Africa.
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Rassie Erasmus is reportedly a top target to replace Eddie Jones if the embattled England coach is relieved of his duties.
Former England coach Clive Woodward says the British & Irish Lions outperforming the Springboks is one of his wish-list items for the 2021 sporting calendar.
Warren Gatland says the decision to withdraw the Boks from the Rugby Championship could leave them ‘underdone’ for the incoming British & Irish Lions tour next year.
Warren Gatland speaks about his experiences of playing against the British & Irish Lions and then being part of the coaching team in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson says his desire to work with the British & Irish Lions doesn’t necessarily have to be as an assistant coach.
Warren Gatland has confirmed he is in talks with Stuart Lancaster about the latter possibly joining the British & Irish Lions coaching staff for next year’s tour.