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Gatland says NO to All Blacks top job

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    Posted: 12-Nov-2019 at 8:16am
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Former Wales coach Warren Gatland confirmed on Tuesday he has turned down an offer to apply for the All Blacks head coaching job.

The New Zealand-born Gatland told Radio Sport his loyalties lie with Super Rugby outfit the Chiefs and coaching the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

New Zealand Rugby has invited 26 New Zealand coaches to apply for the All Blacks coaching post vacated by Steve Hansen, and has previously said if Gatland wanted to be considered then he would have to give up the Lions role.


"It was nice to be contacted. I politely declined putting my name forward," Gatland said.

"I'm a little bit old school. I'd made the commitment to the Chiefs and I'd made the commitment to the Lions, it was important that I carry on with that ... honour the commitment I made to those two sides."


Gatland said if the chance to coach the All Blacks arose again in the future he would consider it, but if not then he had no regrets.

"I'm a great believer in what will be will be," he said.

"If you are successful, other opportunities will come along. It was time for me to make a decision to leave Wales and the northern hemisphere and come back to New Zealand and I'm excited by that."

Gatland will coach the Barbarians against his former Wales side on December 1 before returning to New Zealand to take over the Chiefs on a four-year contract which includes a sabbatical to coach the Lions.

His 12 years with Wales ended when they were beaten by the Hansen-coached All Blacks in the playoff for third at the recent World Cup.

New Zealand Rugby expects to appoint Hansen's successor before Christmas.
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"His 12 years with Wales" 

Ek wonder wat is die langste wat 'n afrigter by 'n internasionale span was? In SA was die langste seker 4 jaar. Meeste afrigters minder as dit..
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Danie Craven - 16 Julie 1949 tot 1 September 1956 - 23 toetse, 7 jaar

Lyk asof hy in tyd die langste die Bokke afgerig het.

In toetse is dit Jake White - 54 toetse (3.5 jaar) en Heyneke Meyer 48 toetse (ook 3.5 jaar)
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Hennie Muller het 4 keer die Bokke afgerig

1. 5 toetse van 30 April 1960 tot 27 Augustus 1960 
2. 1 toets op 13 Mei 1961
3.  4 toetse van 13 Julie 1963 tot 7 September 1963
4. 6 toetse van 19 Junie 1965 tot 18 September 1965 (toer in Aus en NZ)

Boy Louw was 3 keer Bok afrigter

1. 5 toetse van 3 Desember 1960 tot 18 Februarie 1961 (toer in Brittanje en Frankryk)
2. 2 toetse van 5 Augustus 1961 tot 12 Augustus 1961
3. 2 toetse van 10 April 1965 tot 17 April 1965 (in Ierland en Skotland)

Ian Kirkpatrick was 2 keer Bok afrigter

1. 4 toetse van 15 Julie 1967 tot 12 Augustus 1967
2. 7 toetse van 30 November 1974 tot 18 September 1976

Johan Claassen was ook 2 keer Bok afrigter

1. 6 toetse van 8 Junie 1968 tot 16 November 1968
2. 14 toetse van 25 Julie 1970 tot 27 Julie 1974
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