Warren Gatland flies back to New Zealand after death in the family

Warren Gatland has left the Wales camp and flown home to New Zealand following the death of his father.

The 55-year-old received the news overnight and flew out to New Zealand this morning to be with his family.

Wales begin their autumn international series on Saturday, 3 November against Scotland at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, and it is not yet clear whether Gatland will return to take charge of that game.

The Welsh Rugby Union has issued a statement sending condolences to Gatland and his family.

“Players, management and the whole of the WRU would like to extend their condolences to head coach Warren Gatland and his family following the passing of his father overnight,” read the WRU statement.

“Warren has returned to New Zealand and we are sending him our thoughts and best wishes.”

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