Warren Gatland gets royal seal of approval

Last updated 17:01 14/06/2014
Warren Gatland
STU FORSTER/ Getty
WELSH COACH: Warren Gatland.

Relevant offers

International

Waikato lock Jacob Skeen out to impress for Maori All Blacks All Blacks haka and Samoa Siva Tau to set the tone for combative Apia test Jean De Villiers declared fit to play as Springboks focus on Rugby World Cup Tim Nanai-Williams says Tana Umaga helped convince him to play for Samoa Lipstick applied as Apia Park gets $30 million upgrade for All Blacks test Wallabies coach Michael Cheika names Stephen Moore as captain for World Cup Samoa name one locally-based player to face All Blacks in Apia test Black Ferns win Women's Super Series after beating USA 47-14 Samoan Prime Minister vows to fight World Rugby for release of overseas players All Blacks select four new caps for historic Apia test against Samoa

Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland and British golfer Laura Davies are among players and officials who have been honored in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday list. 

Former All Blacks hooker Gatland has coached Wales since 2007, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. 

He's led Wales to two Six Nations Grand Slams, and coached the British and Irish Lions to a series victory in Australia last year. 

Davies, the most successful British female golfer with four major wins, was knighted and made a Dame. 

Dario Franchitti, a Scot, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. He was forced to retire in November because of a spinal injury in a race crash the month before. 

That ended a career in which he won the IndyCar Series four times and the Indianapolis 500 three times. Also receiving an MBE was British Olympic skeleton gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content