The Daily Mail yesterday published a report stating that Warren Gatland will quit as Wales head coach following this summer's Lions tour of New Zealand.
Gatland is currently on a break from his position with Wales to reprise his role as head coach of the Lions for their tour of New Zealand.
The Mail said that Gatland had 'alerted close friends of his plan to remain in New Zealand after the tour' - a decision influenced by his time spent away from the country.
Three years ago the 53-year-old signed a new deal with the WRU to keeping him in charge of the team until after the 2019 World Cup.
Gatland has since commented on the story to NewsHub.co.nz, dismissing it as nonsense.
That's the first I've heard of that, is that the same people who's saying that James Haskell is dead?
The mention of James Haskell references the England backrow recently posting a video which addressed rumours that he had died of a steroid overdose.
As he did when Gatland took the Lions job for the tour of Australia in 2013, Rob Howley has temporarily taken the reins for the November internationals, the Six Nations and the summer tour.
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