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Wales coach Gatland roaring success in Lions’ candidates

| 19.03.2012

WARREN GATLAND is the favourite to lead the British and Irish Lions to success in 2013, according to Ladbrokes.

With the RFU publicly stating they would like the Wales boss to take charge the bookies quote him at 1/5 to take a sabbatical from the newly crowned Six Nations winners and coach the Lions in Australia next year.

Other runners for the job include current England interim coach Stuart Lancaster at 6/1, Declan Kidney (10/1) and Ian McGeechan (20/1). England’s failed World Cup coach Martin Johnson earns an outside quote of 100/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Wales won’t want to lose Gatland but the odds suggest they’ll have to surrender and let him go for a year. He’s the man of the moment and coaching the Lions is an opportunity he can’t pass on.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

British & Irish Lions Coach 2013

1/5 Warren Gatland
6/1 Stuart Lancaster
10/1 Declan Kidney
20/1 Ian McGeechan
20/1 Shaun Edwards
20/1 Nick Mallett
40/1 Andy Robinson
100/1 Martin Johnson
100/1 Clive Woodward



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.