Charging in a new direction

2008-06-06 00:00

Some of the Peter de Villiers’s theories and opinions about rugby will either be proved or disproved in Bloemfontein today, but one thing he is definitely right about is his high regard for his counterpart Warren Gatland.

When you listen to him speak at press conferences, Gatland certainly comes across as a clever, canny man, and his willingness to be innovative extends back to his playing days. When he was first called up to the All Blacks in 1988, it is said that Gatland introduced his fellow players to a part Australian rules, part Gaelic football game aimed at improving their all-round skills. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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