Is Gatland going to coach the Lions in 2021?

Rumour has it Wales coach Warren Gatland has had what he called “informal conversations” about leading the British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa in 2021.

Gatland, who will step down from his Wales role after this year’s World Cup, coached the Lions on their two previous tours against Australia in 2013 and New Zealand four years later. Many have thought the All Blacks role might be the next step…but the temptation to lead one final Lions tour is now also on the cards.

“I’ve had a couple of informal conversations (about coaching the Lions) and that’s all it’s been at the moment,” commented Gatland. “What could work out brilliantly is to finish with Wales after the World Cup, have a little break and then potentially do the Lions for 12 months heading into 2021.”