Warren Gatland & James Hook

Warren David Gatland (born 17 September 1963) is a former New Zealand rugby footballer and the current head coach of the Wales national team. James William Hook (born 27 June 1985) is a Wales international rugby union player for French club Perpignan. 5.0/5

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Strong stuff from Mike Phillips who says James Hook could score 4 tries in training and Warren Gatland still wouldn't loo…
With the Wales team hotel feeling more like a hospital ward than a World Cup base, Warren Gatland called on James Hook and Gareth Anscombe
Cardiff Blues fly-half Gareth Anscombe is in Warren Gatland's Six Nations squad, but there is no James Hook or Adam Jones.
In the weekend papers John Taylor said "James Hook for 10" & Barry John said "Dan Biggar" Who will Warren Gatland go for? Find out today.
Six Nations Round 2: 5 things we learned February 12, 2014 1. Where now for Wales? Warren Gatland has been saying in the media recently that Wales do not need a ‘Plan B’, because they are yet to even execute ‘Plan A’ properly. This does not seem to make a great deal of sense. Surely if you can’t get Plan A to work, as was the case against Ireland when aggressive tackling and dogged breakdown work prevented Wales from getting their powerful runners going, then you need some sort of other option? James Hook, a man capable of mixing it up a bit, was again left on the bench against Ireland – what’s the point in having him there if you’re not going to use him even in a game when you so obviously need to try something a bit different? Fitness may also be an issue for some of Wales’ big names, but whatever the problem is it needs to be sorted before the visit of the in form French. 2. England’s tighthead crisis Dan Cole has played more rugby than most tightheads this season. The absence of Ca ...
Rugby News: The Welsh tradition of picking medics in their rugby team will continue on Friday when the 19-year-old Hallam Amos follows the likes of JPR Williams and, more recently, Jamie Roberts by making his debut against Tonga. Amos is studying at Roberts' old hospital in Cardiff and can play at centre as well as full-back. But he gets his first cap on the wing alongside two of Warren Gatland's Lions from the summer in a team showing 11 changes and more than a whiff of experimentation after Saturday's victory over Argentina. Only Leigh Halfpenny and George North – Amos's back-three partners – the prop Rhodri Jones and flanker Justin Tipuric survive from that starting XV. James Hook gets his first start in two years – and in his favourite position of fly-half – with Ashley Beck and Owen Williams filling the holes left at centre by injury, and Luke Charteris is named at lock for the first time since his right knee was reconstructed. Charteris, one of the standouts in Wales' successful 2011 World C ...
WALES RUGBY UNION: James Hook looks set to make his first Wales start for more than two years in next Saturday’s Millennium Stadium clash against Argentina. The battered and bruised RBS 6 Nations champions will regroup today after summoning four reinforcements as training cover ahead of the Pumas encounter. Wales coach Warren Gatland has called up Scarlets props Samson Lee and Rhodri Jones, together with Newport Gwent Dragons backs Tom Prydie and Hallam Amos.
10 areas that will decide Cardiff Test Former All Blacks, Force and Lions coach JOHN MITCHELL looks at where Saturday's big match will be won and lost. Five points or less have separated the Springboks and Wales in their last three outings and at the 2011 World Cup, when the Boks won 17-16, James Hook missed two penalties and Rhys Priestland two drop kicks. I expect another close contest on Saturday, with the Boks edging Wales yet again. Let's look at the the 10 key areas ... 1. Exit kicking. We should see Fourie du Preez kick more than Morné Steyn from the immediate kick receipt or set piece. When Steyn kicks, it will be into stands with a territorial gain of 50m. If he kicks infield after the Springboks have been under pressure, I expect the Welsh to bring this ball back and build more pressure with the ball in hand. I don't understand the selection of Pat Lambie at fullback because he does not have the running lines or pace that an international fullback requires. However, his longer exit kicking for ...
Perpignan's James Hook could miss out as Wales coach Warren Gatland prepares to name his squad for the autumn internationals.
Wales Squad for Autumn Internationals October 22, 2013 Wales boss Warren Gatland has named three uncapped players in a 35-man squad for next month’s Tests against South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Australia. Ospreys wing Eli Walker, Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen and Scarlets scrum-half Rhodri Williams have all been selected. But there are no places for injured British and Irish Lions backs Jamie Roberts and Alex Cuthbert or Blues captain Matthew Rees. Racing Metro centre Roberts is recovering from an ankle injury, while Blues wing Cuthbert suffered an ankle problem during last weekend’s Heineken Cup victory over European champions Toulon. The Blues have today announced Rees will be out of the game for an enforced period after undergoing testicular surgery. Perpignan back James Hook, who last started for Wales against another Test-playing country two years ago, has made the squad, which is based largely on last season’s RBS 6 Nations title-winning group. There is also a place for scrum-half Mike P ...
Latest Sports News: Hook's deal 'frustrates' Gatland - Warren Gatland says George North's Northampton deal is better for for his Wales career than James Hook's Perpignan contract.
Well I wonder if Warren Gatland picks George North in place of Jamie Roberts, Halfpenny on the wing and Leigh Burne at full back, have Scot Williams and James Hook on the bench to break the game up???
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