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Gregor Townsend Named British & Irish Lions Coach

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Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has been named as the Attack Coach for the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa this summer.

Head Coach Warren Gatland also announced that Steve Tandy, Robyn McBride and Neil Jenkins will make up the coaching team for the tour.  Only Jenkins has toured as a coach with the British & Irish Lions previously.

Gatland said “I am very pleased to have assembled such a high-quality coaching team.  It’s a really strong group and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together.  I think we’ll all complement each other well in South Africa.”

The tour is currently scheduled to start on 26th June with a fixture against Japan at Murrayfield, with the first fixture in South Africa on 3rd July against the DHL Stormers.  The first test against the World Champions is slated for 24th July.

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