The day Warren Gatland destroyed the British and Irish Lions
Nowadays, Warren Gatland is the face of the British and Irish Lions.
His stewardship of the Northern Hemisphere touring side has brought huge success to the team with a fantastic tour win in Australia and more recently – a drawn series against the All Blacks.
it’s been a tough start to Super Rugby Aotearoa for Gatland
— Sky Sports Rugby Union (@SkySportsRugby) June 28, 2020
This new footage shows the Lions coach playing for Waikato back in 1993.
Gatland, who now coaches the New Zealand based Waikato Chiefs, was a hooker back in his playing days and we can see from this video that he was no pushover either.
Waikato dominated the Lions on this day in a comprehensive 38-10 victory sparking scenes of pandemonium at the final whistle as we see scores fans rush onto the field.
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— The Rugby Paper (@TheRugbyPaper) July 2, 2020
Throughout this whole match Gatland impressed with a strong showing in the scrum.
He also showed his exceptional work rate around the field as we see him clear ruck after ruck throughout the contest.
The crowning moment for Gatland came late in the second half as he pounced on the end of an offload to score a run in try in the corner that sealed the British and Irish Lion’s fate that day.
Watch the incredible Warren Gatland footage below
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