Warren Gatland and Sir Clive Woodward on shortlist to coach Six Nations side

Wales’ triple Grand Slam-winning coach Warren Gatland is reportedly on a three-man shortlist alongside Sir Clive Woodward to take over as France boss after the Rugby World Cup.

The Kiwi was said to be attracting the interest of French rugby chiefs in the last few weeks and reports surfaced their president Bernard Laporte, himself a former coach of Les Bleus, has held talks with Gatland.

But The Times are reporting Laporte has compiled a three-man shortlist to replace Jacques Brunel at the end of the year, featuring Gatland, England defence coach and former All Blacks boss John Mitchell and England’s 2003 World Cup-winning coach Woodward.

It’s said Laporte will make approaches in the coming weeks, according to Midi Olympique, providing the French amateur game supports the potential appointment of their first foreign coach.

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