Warren Gatland & Millennium Stadium
Warren David Gatland (born 17 September 1963) is a former New Zealand rugby footballer and the current head coach of the Wales national team. The Millennium Stadium is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital, Cardiff. /5
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Wales coach Warren Gatland challenges England ahead of Six Nations opener at the Millennium Stadium
Wales warm up for All Blacks with tight Fijian battle. Wales warmed up for next week's clash with the All Blacks in Cardiff with a hard-fought 17-13 win over Fiji in the second international of the four-match series. Warren Gatland's troops outscored their Pacific opponents by three tries to one in front of a crowd of 61,326 at the Millennium Stadium as they bounced back from last week's late loss to Australia. Wings George North and Alex Cuthbert touched down in the first quarter as Wales began brightly against another of their opponents at next year's Rugby World Cup, with forward dominance then bringing about a penalty try just before half time. Fiji saw prop Campese Ma'afu sent off 12 minutes after the restart but Wales were unable to stretch the gap and giant centre Nemani Nadolo ensured the result remained in the balance until the death when he grabbed an interception score with less than two minutes remaining. Wales were up and running with just five minutes on the clock as North finished off a fin ...
Warren Gatland and Stuart Lancaster are both killed when a lightning bolt hits the Millennium Stadium. In heaven, they are greeted by God and Lancaster is taken to his new home, a lovely English country cottage with statues of English rugby greats and angels singing Jerusalem and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. He was delighted until he suddenly heard some even more beautiful singing coming from the top of the hill. He listened closer and could hear Bread of Heaven and Hen Wlad fy Nhadau. He looked up to see a great palace with statues of Barry John and Gareth Edwards and a party in the garden had Brains SA flowing freely as the crowd watched Scott Gibbs scoring his try against England in 1999. Lancaster went to the Lord and said: “I don’t want to appear ungrateful - but why does Warren get the huge mansion?” God said: “You’ve got it all wrong! That’s not Warren’s place - it’s mine.”
FT AT THE MILLENNIUM STADIUM: WALES 23-15 ITALY start their bid for a third consecutive RBS 6 Nations title with a win but Italy never gave in and pushed Warren Gatland's men hard, particularly after the break.
Sam Warburton is on the subs bench for Wales' Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday. Alun Wyn Jones takes the captaincy as Warren Gatland's first choice is still struggling with a shoulder injury. George North starts at the wing while Rhys Priestland returns at fly half. We'll have live coverage from the Millennium Stadium on MatchPoint Live this Saturday from 2pm.
Tries by centres Owen Williams and Ashley Beck gave Wales an uninspiring win over gutsy, hard-grafting Tonga at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. All the scores came in the first 34 minutes as Williams broke clear and Beck defied the touchline, while Leigh Halfpenny kicked seven points. London Wasps wing Will Helu struck back with a memorable Tongan try, converted by Latiume Fosita. But the second period was defence-dominated, dour and scoreless. Wales boss Warren Gatland, marking his 100th Test as a coach, will not baulk at extending their record against Tonga to seven wins, after a 2012 autumn defeat by Samoa and 2010 draw with Fiji.
Belfast TelegraphWales' head coach Warren Gatland who will lead a Test team for the 100th time when Wales face Tonga on Friday at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. 22 November 2013. Rob Howley has led the tributes to Wales head coach Warren Gatland as he…
Millennium surface blamed for scrum disaster 10 Nov 2013 08:36:12Gavin RichSpringbok coach Heyneke Meyer was predictably not prepared to make excuses, but his opposite number Warren Gatland made them for him – the scrumming shambles that marred Saturday’s test between South Africa and Wales was down to the scratchy Millennium Stadium surface.There weren’t many scrums early in the match. In fact, the big men had to wait until the 20th minute before squaring up for the first time. But once set-scrums became a part of the contest, they were a blight on the game, with referee Alain Rolland taking turns to penalise both sides and frequently having to put the two scrum units through endless re-sets that slowed up the game.Rolland, struggling to control things, eventually lost his patience and sent two players from both front-rows, Gethin Jenkins of Wales and Coenie Oosthuizen of South Africa, to the sinbin on the hour mark.It was unfortunate for Oosthuizen, who had just come on, but Gatland felt it was a ...
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.
Boks laud Du Preez Heyneke Meyer and Jean de Villiers feel that the tactical genius of scrumhalf Fourie du Preez was the difference in Saturday's win over Wales, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff. The roof may have been closed for the contest at the Millennium Stadium, but this Test was always going to be tactical. Meyer had said earlier in the week that the Boks would need to show an improvement on defence and in their kicking game if they were going to prevail. And after a 24-15 victory that was achieved via solid tactical kicking, fantastic defence and clinical finishing, Meyer declared himself a happy man. A DIFFERENT GAME It was important to claim the win, but also to adapt to what is a very different game to that played in the Rugby Championship. Du Preez made his return to the Bok side at the start of the Rugby Championship, although it was only in the latter stages of that tournament that he started and resumed his role as the chief tactician in the No 9 jersey. Du Preez has continued to improve s ...
Boks continue dominance over Wales By SAPA Cardiff – South Africa maintained their winning dominance over Wales on Saturday with a brutal 24-15 victory based on a suffocating blanket defence and an unerring knack of doing the basics well. The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion. Wales had just five Leigh Halfpenny penalties to their credit, meaning that under coach Warren Gatland, they have now lost 21 of their 22 Test matches against southern hemisphere giants New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, the exception a 21-18 win over Australia in 2008. Their sole victory over South Africa, in 27 internationals stretching back 107 years, came back in 1999. The match at the Millennium Stadium was one of attrition, notably in the first-half when a series of high-impact collisions saw Wales forced into three replacements and South Africa one. But ...
Key Clash Preview and Prediction: Wales v South Africa November 8, 2013 On Saturday evening the Millennium Stadium will play host to two of international rugby’s most muscular outfits. This is the first time the sides have met since the 2011 World Cup and Wales will be fully aware of their terrible record against the Springboks, having only beaten them once in the last 107 years. South Africa have only been beaten twice in 2013, both times by an impeccable New Zealand side, and after finishing second in the Rugby Championship, the visitors will be looking to leave Europe with nothing less than a clean sweep. Wales are coming off the back of a disappointing tour of Japan, but the touring party was more of a development squad and now Wales have all of their British and Irish Lions back as they attempt to maul some powerful Springboks. Wales Injuries have forced Warren Gatland to pick a fresh-faced backline. Liam Williams replaces Eli Walker, who suffered a hamstring injury in training on Thursday. Talisma ...
Wales coach Warren Gatland named his team for Saturday's Test against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium.
'No reason we can't beat Boks' 2013-11-04 Cape Town - Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips says there's "no reason" why they can't go out and beat the Springboks in Cardiff on Saturday. The "Red Dragons" have improved markedly in recent years, winning two Grand Slams and three Six Nations titles since Warren Gatland took over as coach in 2008. However, their record against the three Southern Hemisphere powers - South Africa, New Zealand and Australia - remains dismal. They have suffered 22 defeats in 23 matches against the "Big Three" under Gatland with the sole victory coming against the Wallabies in 2008. Their overall record in Tests against South Africa is also poor, with the Boks holding a 24-1 winning record, with one match ending in a draw. However, Phillips is adamant that things will be different this time round, especially since they've come close to notching victories against the Boks in their last four outings. South Africa won 17-16 at the World Cup in New Zealand two years ago and in three Tests in ...
Rugby Wales squad Wales and Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips has been cleared to play in the autumn Tests despite his disciplinary problems in France. Phillips was today facing an inquiry by his club team Bayonne after accusations that he turned up drunk at a training session last week. But Wales’ head coach Warren Gatland said any punishment from Bayonne would not be carried over into the international month which begins on Nov 9 when South Africa visit the Millennium Stadium.
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