Rugby | 6 months ago
Warren Gatland didn't take too kindly to being asked about Lions post-match scuffle
He couldn't resist having a little pop

Kyle Sinckler was one of the Lions' many heroes in Saturday's historic triumph over the All Blacks with his winning of the late match-defining penalty.

The fiery Sinckler soon got himself into bother with New Zealand players, and his fellow English man Owen Farrell, for his alleged refusal to walk under the guard of honour made by the New Zealand players after the game.

"I was doing interviews post-match, that's news to me, I didn't know about that," said Warburton.

"I didn't see it idea," said Gatland.

Gatland proceeded to leave his seat and looked as if he was ready to leave the room to bring an end to the Press Conference. He wasn't done there, though.

The New Zealander couldn't resist taking a pop at The Times journalist, Owen Slot, who asked the question.

Gatland obviously wasn't too happy with the question, "It was pretty cross, it didn't, sort of, look in the spirit of a post-match tradition, did you see it?"


Just as Gatland left his seat, he leant back to the microphone.

"I was off celebrating mate," proclaimed Gatland.

It wasn't what he said, however, it was the way he said it. You dont have to be a body-language expert to see that his response was filled with bravado.

You can see Gatland's response right at the end of this video.



Episode 46 of The Hard Yards rugby podcast features an interview with former Ulster & All Blacks star John Afoa, while Wasps centre Brendan Macken joins Andy and Pat to talk Champions Cup and Ireland.

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