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During his three tours coaching the Lions, Warren Gatland coached some of the greatest players to have ever graced a rugby field.
Flying wingers, powerhouse forwards, colossal defenders: Gatz coached them all.
The Kiwi, who was a guest on BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast, paid tribute to the three best players he has ever coached.
DID YOU KNOW? As a player, Warren Gatland was one of Waikato’s longest-serving players, having played 140 games for the province – a record at the time
Warren Gatland’s FIVE best players
1. Shane Williams (Wales)
“Probably pound-for-pound, Shane Wiliams. He had some incredible brilliant attacking attributes,” Gatland said.
“But sometimes Shane could score three tries and let in two. But pound for pound he was unbelievable when he was at his best.”