Warren Gatland Adds Two More Faces To His Lions Coaching Team

Neil Jenkins and Graham Rowntree will join The British & Irish Lions coaching team for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand.

Wales’ Jenkins and Harlequins’ Rowntree join the coaching ticket that already contains Steve Borthwick, Andy Farrell and Rob Howley with Warren Gatland leading them up as head coach.

Both will be touring with the Lions for the fifth time – twice as players and three times as coaches, including the successful series in Australia in 2013.

Gatland said:

“We all know what Neil and Graham bring – a huge amount of knowledge, experience and expertise at club, international and eight Lions Tours between them. They understand what it will take to win in New Zealand and to have them on board again is positive.
“I know Graham and Steve will complement each other and Neil will give us valuable backs and skills support. Given the schedule, with two games a week, having six coaches will allow us to devote enough time to ensuring we are successful.
“I believe we have a coaching team that will get the best out of what will be a highly talented and motivated group of players capable of winning the Test series.”


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