Warburton gets behind Gatland

2012-03-21 14:50
Sam Warburton (File)
Cardiff - Wales captain Sam Warburton has thrown his support behind Warren Gatland to be appointed head coach of the 2013 British and Irish Lions.
According to the website, Wales' double Grand Slam and Six Nations title-winning mastermind will be interviewed for the post along with Ireland boss Declan Kidney and Scotland's Andy Robinson, Press Association Sport understands.

But it is thought that New Zealander Gatland's appointment is viewed as a formality for the three-Test trip to Australia. It should be confirmed next month.

"I love working with him - he is a fantastic coach," Warburton said.

"If you look at his record - two Grand Slams and a World Cup semi-final - he deserves the Lions job.

"He gets the best out of players, and I owe a lot to him. He put his faith in me as a young player and captain."



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