British and Irish Lions name their head coach for Australia 2025

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The British and Irish Lions have officially named their head coach for their upcoming tour of Australia in 2025.

Ireland boss Andy Farrell will be the man in the hot seat, replacing Warren Gatland, who has led the famous touring side on their last three consecutive tours.

Farrell was involved as an assistant on two of those tours with Gatland (2013 and 2017) but this will be his first team taking full control of the British and Irish Lions as head coach.

Farrell will start in his role in December 2024 and will work solely with the Lions until the conclusion of the 2025 Tour to Australia. He will confirm his full British & Irish Lions coaching team in due course.

Andy Farrell, British & Irish Lions Head Coach said:

“It is a tremendous honour and a privilege to be named Head Coach of The British & Irish Lions. I know how special Lions Tours are having been involved in the 2013 and 2017 Tours, so I am delighted to get the chance to lead the team in 2025.”

“There is a wealth of talent across Britain and Ireland, and I am looking forward to building a team that can deliver the ultimate goal of success in Australia. I also want to thank the Irish Rugby Football Union for their support in allowing me to accept this prestigious opportunity.”

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