Friday, February 1, 2008

Gatland the key to Wales' Future

Gatland brings Kiwi battle plans to Wales

1 February 2008, 1:46 pm

Wales Coach Warren Gatland revealed he will use All Black secrets to beat England.
The former All Black hooker is plotting to end Wales's 20-year losing run at Twickenham tomorrow. And he has been handed intelligence reports from New Zealand coaches Graham Henry and Steve Hansen, both previous bosses of Wales, used to silence the English members of the 2005 British Lions.
Gatland said: "When I went back to New Zealand over Christmas I had access to the analysis files used by the All Blacks against the Lions.

"It was very interesting, especially the work they did on the key English players. Now I can pass that information on to our lads."

The All Blacks whitewashed the Lions 3-0 in the Test series, but neither Henry or Hansen guided Wales to victory at English rugby's HQ. Gatland, though, has lifted three Premiership titles and the Heineken Cup with Wasps at Twickenham.

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