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Warren Gatland agrees new Wales deal

Posted on 18/12/2013 in Blog, Rugby

Warren Gatland has agreed to continue as Wales head coach until after the 2019 World Cup.

The Kiwi has been instrumental in reviving the fortunes of Welsh rugby over the past five years, helping them to Six Nations grand slams in 2008 and 2012, as well as a World Cup semi-final last year.

If Gatland does remain in charge, it will take his Wales tenure to 12 years, which would be a record for the national side.

He said: "I am proud and delighted to have been chosen by the Welsh Rugby Union to take charge of Wales teams for the next two Rugby World Cup tournaments."

Gatland added his decision to stay was based on the confidence he has in his players and the coaching structures he and his team have in place.

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