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Lions head coach Warren Gatland by numbers

Published 07/09/2016

British & Irish Lions' head coach Warren Gatland.
British & Irish Lions' head coach Warren Gatland.

Warren Gatland has been named as British and Irish Lions head coach for next summer's three-Test New Zealand tour.

Here, Press Association Sport crunches the Gatland numbers.

52 - New Zealand-born Gatland's age.

17 - the number of times former front-row forward Gatland represented New Zealand, although never in a Test match.

140 - the number of times that Gatland played for Waikato.

3 - the number of Premiership titles won by Wasps when Gatland was their head coach.

108 - the number of Test matches that Wales have played since Gatland took charge for the 2008 Six Nations campaign.

1 - the number of previous Lions tours Gatland was in charge of - a Test series-winning trip to Australia three years ago.

10 - Wales' total number of defeats against New Zealand during Gatland's coaching reign.

2 - the number of victories that Gatland-coached Wales have recorded against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia during his time at the helm.

6 - the number of times the British and Irish Lions have beaten New Zealand from 38 attempts.

29 - the number of games that New Zealand have beaten the Lions.

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