And so the 2017 British & Irish Lions coach will be…taah daah…Warren Gatland.
To be honest, given the ridiculous tour schedule and lack of preparation time, I’m surprised Gatland has accepted the role this time around.
As things stand, the Lions are due to depart for NZ before the Premiership and Pro12 finals take place and then face a 10 match itinerary including 3 Tests and all 5 NZ Super Rugby franchises.
As the old saying goes, the Lions have have two hopes: Bob Hope and No Hope. And Bob Hope is dead.
Traditionally I’m a great fan of the Lions but this is nuts.
They must be paying Gatland a shedload of cash.