BREAKING NEWS: Gatland confirmed as Lions coach

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Warren Gatland will coach the British and Irish Lions on the tour of his native New Zealand next year.

The 52-year-old led the Lions to a 2-1 victory in Australia three years ago and the Wales head coach has been charged with the task of attempting to claim a series triumph against the world champions in his homeland.

"It's a huge honour to get offered the biggest job in world rugby against the biggest team in world rugby," said Gatland. "When I was offered the job it was a definite yes straight away."