An Evening with Warren Gatland

Past Events
19 November 2019 19:30
Hilton Hotel, Kingsway, Greyfriars Rd - CF10 3HH
Cardiff, United Kingdom
02920 706455
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Fresh from the rugby World Cup in Japan, Wales head coach Warren Gatland joins us to discuss his brand new autobiography with BBC Sport's Ian Hunt.

About the Evening

Doors open at 6.30pm, giving you the chance to buy a drink from the bar before the event begins at 7.30pm. Tickets include a pre-signed copy of the book which you will be able to collect on arrival.

The interview and audience Q&A will end at 8.30pm, after which Warren will have a limited time to personally dedicate books for those who wish. He will not be signing any other books or merchandise.  Guests will be invited to join the signing queue in the order they booked (ie Wave 1 ticket holders first, then Wave 2 and so on).

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About the Book

Warren Gatland is one of the world’s most renowned and intriguing rugby coaches of the modern era, leading Wales to four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and a World Cup semi-final, and masterminding two history-making tours as Head Coach of the British and Irish Lions.

As he leaves his post as Head Coach of Wales at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Gatland’s definitive autobiography provides a colourful and vivid chronicle of an extraordinary three decades at rugby’s dynamic coal-face. The personal journey has been rewarding and challenging in equal measure, spanning many of the sport’s most passionate heartlands such as New Zealand, Ireland, England and Wales.

Gatland reflects in characteristically forthright and intelligent fashion on a lifetime spent playing and coaching the sport which has been his passion since as a young boy he first picked up an oval ball on New Zealand’s North Island, dreaming of joining the ranks of the mighty All Blacks. Along the way we encounter the greatest matches, players and rivalries the sport has to offer, get introduced to a stunning cast of unforgettable characters who grace the story with their humour and humanity, and emerge with a striking appreciation of how rugby has managed to retain its appeal for millions around the globe.

About the Author

Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, in 1963, Warren Gatland played rugby for the provincial side Waikato for eight years, and made 17 non-international appearances for the All Blacks, before turning to coaching. He was the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions squad which recorded an epic and thrilling Test series draw against the All Blacks in 2017. The result was the first time the Lions had not lost a series in New Zealand since 1971. Gatland also led the Lions on their triumphant tour of Australia in 2013, and he served as Assistant Coach on the 2009 tour of South Africa.

He has been Head Coach of Wales since 2007, and in that time the Welsh have won three Grand Slams and the Six Nations four times.


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