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Lions coach says New Zealand tour will be tough

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 00:45

Lions coach Warren Gatland says the New Zealand tour will present an exciting yet tough challenge for the team.

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SHOWS: KYOTO, JAPAN (MAY 10, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH AND IRISH LIONS RUGBY HEAD COACH, WARREN GATLAND, SAYING: "The challenge of going to New Zealand will definitely be the toughest for myself personally, you know, as a Kiwi, and going back, the All Blacks back-to-back world champions, playing in New Zealand, I know how hard that is going to be. I was lucky enough to be a player to play against the Lions, and so understanding what it means to New Zealand players and to the New Zealand public about wanting to beat the Lions is going to be real challenge as well. So really excited about it, but it is going to be a massive challenge." STORY: British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland said on Wednesday (May 10) the upcoming New Zealand tour will be the toughest one of his career, but also that the All Blacks will face a massive challenge against the Lions. Gatland spoke to Reuters ahead of the World Rugby pool draw held in Kyoto, Japan which he will be taking part in as Wales side coach. The 10-match tour in New Zealand starts on June 3 and ends with back-to-back games against the All Blacks.

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Lions coach says New Zealand tour will be tough

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 00:45