Wales Confirm Wayne Pivac As Successor To Warren Gatland

Wales Confirm Wayne Pivac As Successor To Warren Gatland

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that current Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac will take over from Warren Gatland after next year's World Cup.

Gatland is due to end his time as Wales boss after the 2019 tournament in Japan. By that time, he will have been in charge for 12 years. The New Zealander has won three Six Nations championships, including two Grand Slams since taking over in late 2007.

It's said that Pivac's appointment has come after two years of "meticulous research and extensive consultation" at the end of which they appointed the head coach of the best team in Welsh rugby.

The 2017 Pro12 winner will continue as Scarlets head coach for next season. He will become an employee of the WRU next summer allowing an easy transition between head coaches.


55-year-old Pivac previously coached Fiji between 2004 and 2007. He was appointed Scarlets assistant coach in 2014 before taking over from Simon Easterby as head coach when the former Ireland international left to take up a role with the IRFU.

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