Warren Gatland & Sam Warburton

Warren David Gatland (born 17 September 1963) is a former New Zealand rugby footballer and the current head coach of the Wales national team. Sam Kennedy-Warburton (born 5 October 1988), commonly known as Sam Warburton, is a Welsh rugby union player. 5.0/5

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Sam Warburton on Warren Gatland's appointment as Lions coach
Wales coach Warren Gatland names a 35-man squad, led by Sam Warburton, to face England and New Zealand this summer.
Good news that! It's gonna be tough. Sam Warburton gives Wales coach Warren Gatland boost for New Zealand Tour
Wales to sweat the fitness of Sam Warburton ahead of New Zealand tour
Warren Gatland left to sweat on Sam Warburton's fitness after shoulder injury
Sam Warburton went off with a shoulder injury in first half – Warren Gatland will be hoping it's not serious ahead of NZ tour
Warren Gatland explains why Sam Warburton won't play for Cardiff Blues against Edinburgh
WALES captain Sam Warburton savoured an "awesome" moment as Warren Gatland's side ended a demoralising run of 22...
Wales coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton at today's team announcement at Vale Resort in Cardiff
6 Wales v Australia talking points: Warren Gatland's woeful record, Sam Warburton back to his best and a dodgy…
RUGBY PLAYERS OF ALL STANDARDS WANTED: Birmingham Rugby's DIXONIANS RFC IS LOOKING FOR PLAYERS If anyone in Birmingham is looking to start playing rugby with a friendly Birmingham club which is in its 101st season then Dixonians RFC are the club for you. Dixonians are holding training sessions for the next 3 Saturdays in the morning at 10am at Rowheath Pavilion in Bournville (Heath Lane, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1HH nearest rail station Bournville on the Cross City Line and within easy walking distance from the number 11 Outer Circle Bus on Merrivale Road) culminating in a game at Rowheath on Saturday 1st November (opposition to be confirmed) Genuine rugby players and complete novices are welcome as we build towards our first game on the season on 1st November England Rugby rewards Head Coach Stuart Lancaster with 6 year contract During the 2010 autumn international campaign, the Welsh Rugby Union announced that it had extended the contract of Warren Gatland as the Wales head coach until the end of the ...
Sam Warburton to captain Wales against southern hemisphere giants as Warren Gatland ignores calls for Alun Wyn Jones
Warren Gatland targets nine more players for dual-contacts, following the lead of captain Sam Warburton say re...
Warren Gatland warned his players that some of them are playing for their international careers this weekend and skipper Sam Warburton has echoed those sentiments - insisting no-one should ever feel safe in the Wales jersey.
Sam Warburton on standby for starting berth in Wales's Six Nations opener • Lions' captain has recovered from shoulder injury • Dan Lydiate may miss Italy match to attend birth Sam Warburton was named on Wales's bench against Italy on Saturday after recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained at the end of the autumn Test series, but the Lions' captain may start the champions' opening match of their Six Nations title defence after Dan Lydiate returned to France on Tuesday when his fiancee went into labour. Warren Gatland said he would have no qualms about starting the flanker, despite his lack of match fitness, but the second-row Alun Wyn Jones, who was named captain in place of Warburton, will wear the armband if Lydiate fails to return to the squad's training base by Friday. "I have told Dan to take a few days off and we will be able to accommodate him even if he returns on Friday," Gatland said. "We always stress to players the importance of family and I asked Dan if he wanted the weekend off, ...
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.
Lock Ian Evans will miss Wales' Six Nations defence after being banned for 12 weeks for stamping. Evans, 29, was dismissed by referee Romain Poite during Ospreys' 36-3 Heineken Cup defeat by Leinster after stamping on opponent Mike McCarthy. The British and Irish Lions player pleaded guilty before a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday. Entry-level suspensions for stamping range from two to nine-plus weeks, with 52 weeks the maximum. It is another blow for Wales coach Warren Gatland, who is already without injured forward Ryan Jones and may not have captain Sam Warburton fit for their opening match against Italy on 1 February.
Warren Gatland has named a 32-man squad for Wales' Six Nations campaign, featuring the injured Sam Warburton, Gethin Jenkins and Andrew Coombs. Also selected are four Scarlets in the front-row - Ke...
Sam Warburton backs Warren Gatland to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2017:
What we’ve learned Five lessons from the Test in Cardiff between Wales and the Springboks, according to SIMON BORCHARDT. Wales are just not good enough to challenge the world's top two teams There was a lot of talk from the Welsh in the build-up to the Cardiff Test. They spoke about the fact that nine Welshman had been in the British & Irish Lions team that thrashed the Wallabies in the third Test of their series earlier this year. They said they felt they were good enough to beat the Boks for just the second time in their history and for the first time in seven matches under coach Warren Gatland. Captain Sam Warburton even said that his side would not celebrate if they beat the Boks because they expected to win. Warburton did not celebrate at the final whistle on Saturday, because yet again the Dragons failed to breath fire against a southern hemisphere side (they have lost 22 of their last 23 matches against the 'big three'). The Six Nations champions played at home, in front of a 64,000 crowd, and we ...
Wales v South Africa, top table press conference in full, with Warren Gatland, Sam Warburton, Robin Mcbryde and Rob Howley: Copyright Ioan Dyer/Gtfm radio
Wales' coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton believe the time is right for them to finally get another victory over the Boks.
Wales name team to face Boks 2013-11-05 Cardiff - Ospreys wing Eli Walker is set to make his Wales debut against the Springboks after being named in coach Warren Gatland's starting side to face the Springboks at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The 21-year-old has been given his chance after injury ruled out wing Alex Cuthbert from the first of Wales's four November internationals. Meanwhile Rhys Priestland returns at fly-half after missing all of Wales's Six Nations title-winning campaign last season with an Achilles injury. British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton again captains the side from the back-row where Dan Lydiate, one of the stars of the combined side's 2-1 series win in Australia this year, makes his first Wales appearance since 2012 following an ankle injury. Walker has long been regarded as one of the best finishers in the Celtic League but a back injury ruled him out of both the Six Nations and Wales's two-Test pre-season tour of Japan. "Eli has impressed for his region and while w ...
Warren Gatland: "The meetings [with referees before a match] are commonplace and something that, in my experience as an international coach, often prove invaluable. "We tend to talk mainly about how we want to play the game and also listen to the referee's views." However, the Wales coach has opted to ignore protocol and has sidestepped a meeting with Alain Rolland ahead of his team's match against South Africa this weekend. Rolland sent off Wales skipper Sam Warburton in the 2011 World Cup semi-final against France. Is Gatland right to do so or will he be doing his team harm?
Gatland: Lions can roar again Warren Gatland: Turns attention backto coaching Wales Warren Gatland believes the British and Irish Lions will have what it takesto end a 42-year wait for a Test seriesvictory over New Zealand. This year's Lions squad are still celebrating a 2-1 success over Australia - their first Test series win since 1997 - achieved with a number of exciting young players playing crucial roles. Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Alex Corbisiero, Sam Warburton, Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau all shone and Gatland expects them to be the world-class talent at the heart of the 2017 touring squad. Asked if he thought the Lions could win in New Zealand, current Lions boss Gatland said: "Yes, I think if we get things right in terms of the preparation and stuff. "If you look at how young this squad is, a lot of them could be around in four years' time. "If they are playing well enough and you have got four more years' experience on some young heads, some young shoulders and they are in their late 20s, t ...
And then Sam Warburton's going to walk up mid-match and cleave Warren Gatland in half. It'll be quite a show.
Outcry over O’Driscoll omission masks other selection issues Posted on Jul 3, 2013 | 26 comments Warren Gatland has made quite a statement in dropping the one player people thought would be undroppable after injuries to the other two on-field leaders, Sam Warburton and Paul O’Connell. In leaving out Brian O’Driscoll he has lost the only other player who had a wealth of captaincy experience at international level, and as good a player as Alun-Wyn Jones is, he simply cannot point to this level of experience. The other slightly surprising side of this decision is that he has not been playing badly. Granted, he hasn’t been the attacking force that he once was, but then which of the backs – other than George North – has really sparkled with ball in hand? Jonathan Davies had a great game against the Waratahs but has been fairly pedestrian other than that – especially last week in the second test. Jamie Roberts’ selection is hugely based on reputation, given that he hasn’t had a good game since ...
Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions in the final Test against Australia on Saturday. Brian O'Driscoll, who was favourite to replace injured skipper Sam Warburton, has been dropped from the squad. What do you think of the choices made by Lions coach Warren Gatland?
Warren Gatland and his four fellow coaches decided to drop Brian O’Driscoll on foot of losing Paul O’Connell and Sam Warburton to injury. It is the first time O’Driscoll has been dropped in 15 years as a professional rugby player with Leinster, Ireland or the Lions.
Brave calls by Warren Gatland for the Lions Decider. A sad end for BOD but he knows that he's had no impact in the first two tests. Roberts ahead of Tuilagi? Not sure, Manu has twice the threat and will at least have a big impact off the bench although I hope not as a desperate last throw of the dice. Shame for Ben Youngs thought he would make the bench and more so Tom Croft who brings so much to the party. Lydiate is lucky as he failed to do what he was picked for - stop Will Genia - better to have put the dynamic and versatile Sean O'Brien at 6 and to have brought in the nearest thing to last weeks MOTM Sam Warburton in the form of Justin Tipuric. Anyway what do I know good luck anyway guys
Warren Gatland has chosen the Official Lions Rugby team to face Australia in the series deciding 3rd test in Sydney. He has made 6 changes and Alun Wyn Jones will lead the team in Sam Warburton's absence. 13 of the starting XV have played in the RaboDirect PRO12 with a further 3 amongst the replacements.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton have welcomed the challenge of facing top tier nations Australia and England in Pool A of the next Rugby World Cup in 2015.
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