Warren Gatland lands new role after Rugby World Cup

Wayne Pivac’s first game in charge of Wales will be a clash against a Barbarians side coached by former boss Warren Gatland.

The encounter at Principality Stadium on November 30 will be the second part of a double-header with Rowland Phillips’ women also taking on a star-studded Baa-Baas side.

“This is set to be a very special and hugely exciting double-header,” said Gatland, who will be confirmed as the Lions coach for the tour to South Africa next week.

“It will be an honour to coach the Barbarians, they symbolize the very best of rugby tradition and are an important part of the international game and I’m hugely looking forward to being part of the Baa-baas club.

“It goes without saying that this match has huge significance to me. Wales has been my home for the last 12 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

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“We have had some great success with Wales and we are currently in a hugely important year, culminating at the Rugby World Cup.

“To have the opportunity to return to Cardiff post RWC 2019 is fantastic and I’m really looking forward to coaching the Barbarians in what I believe is the best rugby stadium in the world and against the best fans in the world.”

Broadcast details and KO times for both matches will be announced in due course.

Tickets will go on sale to WRU member clubs and debenture holders in June with a public on sale date scheduled for August. Tickets will be priced from just £10 for Adults and U16’s. 

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