Warren Gatland & South Africa
Warren David Gatland (born 17 September 1963) is a former New Zealand rugby footballer and the current head coach of the Wales national team. South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. /5
Warren Gatland South Africa Millennium Stadium World Cup Alain Rolland Six Nations New Zealand Irish Lions Rob Howley Southern Hemisphere Heyneke Meyer Sam Warburton Eli Walker Mike Phillips Alun Wyn Jones Alex Cuthbert Bakkies Botha Cardiff Blues Gethin Jenkins
Warren Gatland is hopeful Wales can catch South Africa by surprise in their World Cup clash
Warren Gatland says Wales' France-based players can face South Africa on 29 Nov, but England-based stars cannot, except George North
Wales change their pack by Gavin Rich 19 June 2014, 15:00 Wales have made two changes to their pack for Saturday’s second test against South Africa at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The changes are an indication that the Welsh took some heart from the second half of last week’s game, where they were far more competitive than they were in a first half where they fell 28-9 behind before eventually losing 38-16. Both the newcomers to the starting team are players who impressed as replacements at Growthpoint Kings Park. After the going over they were given by the Springbok forwards in Durban last week, it is unsurprising that Wales coach Warren Gatland has sought to reinforce his front-row, where Samson Lee gets to start for the first time ahead of Adam Jones, who struggled last week. Although Lee made his debut against Argentina in November last year, this is the first time Gatland has backed him to front the challenge from kick-off. The other change comes on the flank, where Josh Turnbull comes in t ...
LE ROUX RAKING IN THE PLAUDITS coach Heyneke Meyer and Wales counterpart Warren Gatland both sang the praises of fullback Willie le Roux after his man-of-the-match showing in South Africa's comfortable victory in Durban on Saturday.
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 v South Africa, top table press conference in full, with Warren Gatland, Sam Warburton, Robin Mcbryde and Rob Howley: Copyright Ioan Dyer/Gtfm radio
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 ...
Looking forward to tomorrow, ten Welshmen formed the nucleus of the series-clinching British Lions side in Australia four months ago and a cast of thousands as supporters. Nine of them will now pull on the Welsh jerseys tomorrow and listen to the instructions of the same coach that masterminded that Lions triumph, Warren Gatland. But, we are yet to prove we are truly big-game players. Few would disagree with Gatland's assessment that Wales boast an array of world-class performers. Nonetheless, we have only once defeated a Southern Hemisphere giant in the past six years. Wales have not beaten South Africa since 1999. South Africa will come and try and bully us. They will be in our face, but we can't take a backward step. We have to put width on the ball and move this big South African side around. The baggage of the past is basically because we weren't good enough. But forget about the baggage. We are are good enough to beat them. To my South African mates John Baldock and Avron Roulstone enjoy the game bo ...
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 ...
Sport this weekend at the Purdy Arms, Karen split between the oval and round ball!: Saturday 9th November Rugby Internationals 5:30 pm England v Argentina (pm Wales v South Africa (pm France v New Zealand Bold move by Warren Gatland to field the Lions midweek team against Austrailia last weekend. Lets see how the Lions first team do against the Boks. Sunday 10th November Premiership Football 3:00 pm Spurs v Newcastle 5:05 pm Sunderland v Man City 7:10 pm Man Utd v Arsenal (You can't afford to miss this!)
Wales coach Warren Gatland named his team for Saturday's Test against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium.
Wales coach Warren Gatland will ignore protocol and not meet referee Alain Rolland before the clash with South Africa.
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?
'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 ...
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 ...
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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