Warren Gatland has emphatically dismissed replacing Eddie Jones as England coach.
England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) have reportedly been interested in Gatland succeeding Jones but the Kiwi coach was having none of it.
“I can promise you 100 per cent I won’t be coaching England,” he told the BBC. “My understanding is Eddie is going to re-sign isn’t he for a bit longer.
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“My future is going to be the 2019 World Cup [with Wales], look at a few things in between, and then the start of my [Lions] role in August 2020.
“I’ll focus 100 per cent on the Lions for those 12 months and then hopefully have an opportunity to go back to New Zealand and pick up something and then take it from there.”