Warren Gatland & Jamie Roberts

Warren David Gatland (born 17 September 1963) is a former New Zealand rugby footballer and the current head coach of the Wales national team. Jamie Roberts (born 8 November 1986) is a Welsh international rugby union footballer currently playing for Cardiff Blues in the Pro12 league. 5.0/5

Warren Gatland Jamie Roberts Irish Lions George North Alex Cuthbert Jonathan Davies Wyn Jones Manu Tuilagi Alex Corbisiero James Hook Justin Tipuric Richard Hibbard Mike Phillips Cardiff Blues Sam Warburton Sean Maitland Matthew Rees Stuart Hogg Toby Faletau

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JUDGEMENT DAY HAS ARRIVED. The Lions series win over the Wallabies down under brought plenty controversy with questions over initial selection with some of the games top performers missing out, Chris Robshaw the England captain being one to name a few. Was it really the strongest team that could have been fielded or could Warren Gatland not quite see past his beloved Welsh Dragons. This weekend sees the Welsh take on the Wallabies on home turf looking to get one over the ‘Ozzies’ for the first time in 5 years. Following the 20-13 defeat against England the Wallabies have found their feet again and after impressive victories over both Ireland and Scotland are looking strong coming into the encounter. The big argument that is sure to be brought up in many a beer fueled debate this weekend is that if Wales fall to the Australians this Saturday was the selection of so many Welshman the best starting XV down under? Although the British & Irish Lions came away with a victory a lot of the feedback that follo ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Wales’ tough autumn series has been overshadowed by former captain Matthew Rees needing surgery for suspected testicular cancer. Rees, who was a late withdrawal before Cardiff Blues toppled Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon on Saturday, had been set to figure in November. But his announcement on Tuesday came before head coach Warren Gatland named a 35-man squad that does not include Alex Cuthbert. He has joined fellow Lions back Jamie Roberts on the sidelines.
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???
“Does anyone else think Warren Gatland looks like ? ... That's Jamie …
Please try to answer the following multiple choice question correctly. You may select more than one answer:- After their stunning 41-16 victory over Australia today (and completing a 2-1 series win in the process), what will the 2013 British and Irish Lions now be known as? A: Heroes B: Legends C: Icons D: ALL OF THE ABOVE What a second half exhibition of rugby that was!! Warren Gatland, my sincere apologies for doubting your decision to drop Brian O'Driscoll. As for the try scorers, Alex Corbisiero, Jonathan Sexton, George North, Jamie Roberts: I love you all. Finally, Leigh Halfpenny: You are a goalkicking points machine. Your man-of-the series award is well deserved. Thank you guys for an unforgettable series. Now all i can say is: Roll on the Ashes!!!
Warren Gatland, Jamie Roberts and skipper Alun-Wyn Jones are confident of "doing the job" for the on Saturday: htt…
I think Warren Gatland has taken leave of his senses! Dropping B O'D? Really, one of the best centres in the world. Tom Youngs who had a great game being replaced by Hibbard who can't hit a barn from 10 yrds. Jamie Roberts who has had precious little game time been thrown into the 3rd test. Think it's going to be 2-1 to Australia, they will be bouyed up with Horwill cleared to play.
Sorry people, but in my opinion, old father time has caught up with the great Brian O'Driscoll. He has been a remarkable player - one of the best of all time - but there are no other guys of his vintage playing at the top level in the backs. The game is just too fast for them to keep up now. Latterly, the best part of his game has been his organisational and defensive work, which, granted, has been truly outstanding. However, to win on Saturday, the Lions need more. I'm sure Warren Gatland and his coaching team agonised over dropping a true rugby great and only time will tell if they were correct. It must have been a very close call. I think Jonathan Davies will justify his selection this week, particularly with Jamie Roberts playing. Once again, only time will tell.
Did Warren Gatland forget it was the lions he is manger of not Wales you haven't a clue a Warren. You made Alun wing Jones captain another big mistake by you. Did you forget that Brian O Driscoll is better than any of the players in Wales , England, or Scotland. Brian O Driscoll would walk on too any team in the world. Who are you going too replace him with Jamie Roberts ya he's a good player put he's not a world class player like O Driscoll plus he won't give what O Driscoll gives on the pitch. If the lions are going to lose on Saturday it will be on your head. Big big mistake
I generally try not to swear on FB, but I'm finding it really difficult to avoid saying exactly what I think of Warren Gatland . the welsh coach . at the moment. Very Angry !!! . of course I want the Lions to win, but if we do, it'll be despite Gatland's confused "tactics" and idiotic selections. I hope Jamie Roberts and Jon Davies play their very best, but no-one, except Gatland, really thinks that the best pairing.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has sprung one of the great surprises in the tourists' history by dropping Brian O'Driscoll for Saturday's series decider against Australia. O'Driscoll was the favourite to lead the Lions in the final Test at Sydney's ANZ Stadium after Sam Warburton was ruled out with a hamstring injury, but instead he has been omitted from the 23 with Alun-Wyn Jones named captain. The O'Driscoll-Jonathan Davies midfield partnership used for the first two Tests has been broken up, with Jamie Roberts picked at inside centre following his return from a hamstring injury. Davies moves to outside centre while Sean O'Brien, Alex Corbisiero, Richard Hibbard, Toby Faletau and Mike Phillips are promoted to a starting XV showing six changes to the side beaten 16-15 in Melbourne. It is a radically altered team but the dominant talking point will be the decision to axe 2005 Lions captain O'Driscoll for the first time in his 14-year professional career. The conundrum facing Gatland was ...
In a move that surprised the rugby world, veteran Welsh winger Shane Williams has been added to the British and Irish Lions squad. The 36 year old former World Player of the Year was due to work as a radio pundit an the 1st test against Australia this weekend but has changed his plans after receiving the call up. Lions coach Warren Gatland confirmed that Williams will play against the ACT Brumbies on Tuesday then leave the camp on Wednesday. Williams, who has been playing 2nd tier rugby in Japan with Mitsubishi Dynabours, is 1 of 3 players called up with English backs Brad Barritt and Christian Wade also named to play against the Brumbies. Irishman Rory Best will captain the side which also features Sean O'Brien and Robert Kearney, making his 1st start of the tour, while Simon Zebo is named amongst the replacements. Billy Twelvetrees, who only arrived in Australia on Friday, will line up at inside centre with George North, Jamie Roberts, Tommy Bowe and Manu Tuilagi all battling injuries of varying degrees ...
Injuries mounting up for the Lions!!! Jamie Roberts became the latest British & Irish Lions threequarter to pick up an injury when he hobbled out of the 47-17 win over the HSBC Waratahs in Sydney. The 2009 Test Lion had to leave the field with six minutes left to play after damaging his right leg. He will have the injury scanned today. "We will get Jamie scanned on Sunday. The medics thought it might have been a hamstring, but he said he has never pulled a hamstring before, so he is not kind of sure. It is fingers crossed it might not be that," said head coach Warren Gatland. The Lions have already had injury concerns in the past week over centres Brian O'Driscoll and Manu Tuilagi, while George North has been nursing a hamstring tweak - not what the coach needs or wants a week out from the first Test. "Manu trained on Friday and his shoulder is still a bit sore. George's hamstring is still a bit tight and so we are still progressing with them with the medics," said Gatland. "Our hope is that both of them ...
British and Irish Lions name team to play Combined Country XV Posted on Jun 9, 2013 Warren Gatland has named his team to play a Combined Country XV on Tuesday in Newcastle. Alex Corbisiero is set to make his first start, while fellow injury replacement Ryan Grant is named on the bench. Stuart Hogg gets an outing at fly-half with Sean Maitland slotting in at fullback, while the side is captained by Brian O’Driscoll in the midfield. He links up with 2009 centre partner Jamie Roberts. “The Reds game was always going to be a big challenge, and I was delighted at the victory and the way we were tested,” said Warren Gatland. “It was a very physical match, as we knew it would be. We now move on to Newcastle and another challenge. “This team to play Country includes three players – Richie Gray, Alex Cuthbert and Stuart Hogg – who are starting their second game in a row, plus another, George North, who came off the bench early against the Reds. “This is the nature of Lions tours as we adapt to inju ...
Gatland’s central dilemma Posted on Jun 3, 2013 The midfield is the most competitive area of this Lions squad, as Warren Gatland has the luxury of four outstanding centres from which to choose. Jamie Roberts, Brian O’Driscoll, Manu Tuilagi and Jonathan Davies all offer very different skill sets, and it is crucial that every one of them is used by Gatland throughout both the midweek and Test matches sensibly so as to get the best out of each. Arguably, all four could lay down a claim to be deserving of a starting spot for the Test side, and it is very difficult to see how it is going to be decided. There is one player, however, that is nailed on to start if fit. Gatland loves Roberts – he is a natural leader predominantly through his consistent and intelligent decision making. He constantly gets across the gain line from first phase possession, and is the defensive captain for a Welsh team that has shown itself to be one of the most organised in this regard anywhere in the world. Add this to the fact ...
Warren Gatland has selected 11 Welshmen in his squad to face the BarbariansWales will dominate the opening match of the 2013 British & Irish Lions with nine players selected to start against the Barbarians in Hong Kong. Centre pair Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies continue their winning Test partnership in midfield alongside Six Nations try hero Alex Cuthbert. Three Ospreys forwards will start at Hong Kong Stadium including front-row pair Adam Jones and Richard Hibbard as well as flanker Justin Tipuric who gets the nod after tour captain Sam Warburton was ruled out with a knee injury. Tipuric lines up between Newport Gwent Dragons pair Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau in an all-Wales back-row in front of scrum-half Mike Phillips. The veteran Test number nine will provide crucial experience for half-back partner Owen Farrell who is joined by Saracens team-mate Mako Vunipola. Scotland's trio of tourists, Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Richie Gray all start while 2009 captain Paul O'Connell will lead the team i ...
No Jamie Roberts for Judgment Day, but Warburton-Tipuric is ON. Warren Gatland won't miss it, nor should you:
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