The British & Irish Lions have confirmed who will lead them in 2021 when they tour South Africa.
Warren Gatland, who will leave his role as Wales coach after this year’s World Cup in Japan, will become only the second person after Sir Ian McGeechan to take charge of the Lions on three consecutive tours.
The 55-year-old led the Lions to victory on their 2013 tour of Australia, with the 2017 tour of his native New Zealand finishing all-square after the decisive third Test ended in a thrilling 15-15 draw at Eden Park in Auckland.
It’s Official!— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 12, 2019
Warren Gatland has been named The British & Irish Lions Head Coach for the 2021 Tour to South Africa pic.twitter.com/T6ascoiDMA
He has also been appointed Baa-Baas coach for the fixture against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on November 30.
They also dropped this incredible trailer.
South Africa awaits…— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 12, 2019
Time for every Lions fan to get excited! pic.twitter.com/IsT6zVfdHd