Warren Gatland Reveals The Lions’ Drinking Rules This Summer
Drink away lads, but be home early.
Warren Gatland expects that his Lions players will observe a self-imposed 1am curfew in New Zealand this summer, but will allow them to continue drinking in the hotel bar upon their return.
“Guys might be out at 3 or 4am. They might be drinking water or orange juice, but it’s the perception of being out until that time. That’s what creates the controversy with the way that social media is now,” Gatland said.
“It won’t be my call but I think the players might say they can go out for a couple of hours and no-one is going to mind them having a couple of beers.
“With Wales, at the 2011 World Cup, we got back to the hotel after a night game at about 11 and we just said to the players you can go out for a few hours but be back at the hotel by 1am.
“The bar will still be open if you want to have a few drinks in the bar and I just think we will probably say that to the Lions.
Seems fair enough.