LIST: 5 early favourites to coach the Lions in 2025 - Ruck

LIST: 5 early favourites to coach the Lions in 2025

Head coach Warren Gatland has ruled himself out of contention to lead the British and Irish Lions once again in 2025.

Here we run down the five favourites with Sky Bet to lead the tour to Australia.

#1. Andy Farrell – 5/1

A surprising selection over Gatland’s former right-hand man Shaun Edwards for the tour of Australia in 2013, Farrell has established himself as a Lions coaching hero in the meantime, and has yet to lose a series.

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Farrell’s suffocating line-speed defence helped shut down some vaunted attacking sides in New Zealand in 2017, with the all-conquering Crusaders kept try-less and the All Blacks themselves limited to just 15 points in the Auckland Test series decider.

Senior Lions figures have talked privately about Farrell one day being a Lions head coach, and it is not difficult to see him heading up the whole outfit come 2025.

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