"There's a clause" - Warren Gatland admits he could leave Wales after defeat - Ruck

“There’s a clause” – Warren Gatland admits he could leave Wales after defeat

Warren Gatland conceded, “If the Welsh Rugby Union wants to get rid of me, then that is up to them,” after his team’s 29-17 loss to Argentina.

Gatland’s five-year contract with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), signed last December, has a post-World Cup clause.

Discussing his contract during his post-match press conference, Gatland said: “There’s a clause but I don’t know exactly what it is.

“I want to see this group through but if the WRU [Welsh Rugby Union] want to get rid of me then that is up to them.”

Gatland added: “We’re massively disappointed because it’s a missed opportunity. 

“We were not at our best, but still could have won. We’re gutted that this slipped away from us.



“The way we trained, we went into this game thinking if we can be accurate then we can get to the semi-finals. But it wasn’t to be and that’s sport.

“However I’m incredibly proud of the effort everyone has put in. We’ve made good strides and we need to make sure we continue on that path into the Six Nations and not go backwards. That’s the challenge.

“This is an exciting group, but we have to take learnings. We need to look at ‘how do you improve and develop from this?’ and learn.”

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Nigel Owens ranks who is worst to referee between Biggar, Farrell and Sexton

Arguably, the three worst players to deal with these days are Owen Farrell, Dan Biggar and Johnny Sexton.

Owens has had his say on all three, ranking them from worst to best.


#3. Owen Farrell (England)

Nigel Owens said: “I can only speak from my own experience of refereeing him and, when I did, he was an excellent captain to deal with.

“I have a huge amount of respect for him as a player and a person. He always knew where the line was with me.

“I would say to him that he could always come and talk to me as long as it was at the right time and in the right tone and he always did that.”