Warren Gatland has had a pop at Six Nations rivals Eddie Jones and Joe Schmidt by suggesting the British & Lions would have lost their Test series with New Zealand if he hadn’t been in charge.
“I think, if anyone else had been doing it, we might not have drawn the series,” revealed Gatland.
“Trying to win in New Zealand is the ultimate challenge. I thought it was a hiding to nothing. It is one of those positions that you are offered and it’s very difficult to walk away from.
“Once I was offered the job you can’t walk away from that sort of challenge, particularly someone like myself when you are competitive.”
His comments will add extra spice to the build-up of the 2018 Six Nations.