Warren Gatland returns as Wales head coach after Wayne Pivac sacking

Warren Gatland returns as Wales head coach after Wayne Pivac sacking

Warren Gatland returns for second stint as Wales head coach; Wayne Pivac sacked after replacing Gatland in 2019; new Gatland deal could see New Zealander remain in charge until after 2027 Rugby World Cup

Last Updated: 05/12/22 12:15pm

Warren Gatland has been reappointed as Wales head coach

Warren Gatland has been reappointed Wales head coach following the sacking of Wayne Pivac.

Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) confirmed the decision on Monday, announcing a deal that could keep Gatland in the role until after the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

Gatland stepped down as Wales boss after 12 years in charge following the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but fellow New Zealander Pivac has failed to maintain the high standards set during his compatriot’s tenure.

The 59-year-old, who has been at the helm for each of the British and Irish Lions’ last three tours, was also linked with replacing Eddie Jones as England coach, but has ultimately chosen to return to Wales with just 10 months to go until the 2023 World Cup.

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