B&I Lions coaches

All things Rugby
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 32688
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

B&I Lions coaches

Post by eldanielfire »

Image

I'm pleased for Steve Tandy continuing his career turnaround as defense coach. He's done a great job in scotland. Also looking forward to Townsend's attack.
User avatar
handyman
Posts: 14186
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by handyman »

What's with the hair styles?
User avatar
DragsterDriver
Posts: 26344
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Big Willi Style

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by DragsterDriver »

AKA The Dirtrackers.
User avatar
Derwyn
Posts: 3143
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:08 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Derwyn »

Bad mistake by Garland having Gregor onboard. Squad will be tarnished with too many rubbish Scots. Like Finn.
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 32688
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by eldanielfire »

handyman wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:36 am What's with the hair styles?
Baldest Rugby coaching team in history?
C69
Posts: 41313
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:44 pm
Location: For Wales the Welsh and aproppriate pronouns

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by C69 »

Too much Welsh influence tbh
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 32688
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by eldanielfire »

C69 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:49 am Too much Welsh influence tbh
Only 1 Welsh coach is there. ;)
User avatar
MrDominator
Posts: 5527
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:14 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by MrDominator »

That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
User avatar
camroc1
Posts: 43328
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by camroc1 »

:lol:
Jesus, they look like a shower of middle aged alco's, recruited directly from a bar where they've spent the best part of 30 years boozing from the same seat.
User avatar
Blackrock Bullet
Posts: 15680
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: #68

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Blackrock Bullet »

camroc1 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:05 pm :lol:
Jesus, they look like a shower of middle aged alco's, recruited directly from a bar where they've spent the best part of 30 years boozing from the same seat.
Yeah Jesus, not the most flattering way to take those headshots!
User avatar
Flametop
Posts: 19321
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Flametop »

camroc1 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:05 pm :lol:
Jesus, they look like a shower of middle aged alco's, recruited directly from a bar where they've spent the best part of 30 years boozing from the same seat.
:lol:

I don’t see who they have picked as hair and makeup.
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 32688
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by eldanielfire »

MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:03 pm That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
Almost all the most successful Lions tours have had Celts in charge.
User avatar
blindcider
Posts: 8330
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by blindcider »

C69 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:49 am Too much Welsh influence tbh
Yeah, definitely on a Lions tour would like to see a more varied selection although I still think touring this year is a stupid idea. A lions tour with no or limited travelling fans will be shit
User avatar
MrDominator
Posts: 5527
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:14 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by MrDominator »

eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:08 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:03 pm That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
Almost all the most successful Lions tours have had Celts in charge.
McGeechan is a Yorkshireman who's convinced himself he's Scottish, old bean
User avatar
Frodder
Posts: 11499
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:25 pm
Location: Leafy Cheshire (West)

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Frodder »

MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:11 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:08 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:03 pm That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
Almost all the most successful Lions tours have had Celts in charge.
McGeechan is a Yorkshireman who's convinced himself he's Scottish, old bean
Carwyn James and John Dawes were excellent tbf. Not sure of the other celts but Telfer is just a misery guts
User avatar
Saturnine
Posts: 1018
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Saturnine »

MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:11 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:08 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:03 pm That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
Almost all the most successful Lions tours have had Celts in charge.
McGeechan is a Yorkshireman who's convinced himself he's Scottish, old bean
The only Lions Tour that has won the Test Series in New Zealand was run by Carwyn James.

Who is Welsh.

The only Lions Tour that threw the whole concept into doubt and was overwhelmingly player-heavy in favour of the team that had finished 4th in that year's 6N was in 2005. Run by Lord Bald.

Who is English.

As per usual, even your piss-poor attempts at trolling haven't got a toehold in reality.
Mick Mannock
Posts: 25890
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Mick Mannock »

camroc1 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:05 pm :lol:
Jesus, they look like a shower of middle aged alco's, recruited directly from a bar where they've spent the best part of 30 years boozing from the same seat.
Or by the crossing shouting at traffic
User avatar
Saturnine
Posts: 1018
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Saturnine »

Mick Mannock wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 pm
camroc1 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:05 pm :lol:
Jesus, they look like a shower of middle aged alco's, recruited directly from a bar where they've spent the best part of 30 years boozing from the same seat.
Or by the crossing shouting at traffic
Or representing Trump in a court case about the "stolen" election.

Nah. None of them look that deranged, to be fair.
User avatar
Floppykid
Posts: 32354
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: SOB>Todd

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Floppykid »

The bald brotherhood.
Yer Man
Posts: 21428
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Yer Man »

eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:22 am
handyman wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:36 am What's with the hair styles?
Baldest Rugby coaching team in history?
Gatland insisted on only having coaches with less hair than him.

And it's getting harder and harder to meet that criteria
ZuluBoy
Posts: 641
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by ZuluBoy »

Who coaches dirty tricks?
Last edited by ZuluBoy on Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Morgan14
Posts: 1594
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Morgan14 »

If all the coaches in the B&I isles made themselves available, who would you pick if you were Gatland? I think I'd still have Townsend. Not sure about the others.
ZuluBoy
Posts: 641
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by ZuluBoy »

Morgan14 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:49 pm If all the coaches in the B&I isles made themselves available, who would you pick if you were Gatland? I think I'd still have Townsend. Not sure about the others.
O ok he must then be the dirty tricks guy
User avatar
MrDominator
Posts: 5527
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:14 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by MrDominator »

Saturnine wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:30 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:11 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:08 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:03 pm That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
Almost all the most successful Lions tours have had Celts in charge.
McGeechan is a Yorkshireman who's convinced himself he's Scottish, old bean
The only Lions Tour that has won the Test Series in New Zealand was run by Carwyn James.

Who is Welsh.

The only Lions Tour that threw the whole concept into doubt and was overwhelmingly player-heavy in favour of the team that had finished 4th in that year's 6N was in 2005. Run by Lord Bald.

Who is English.

As per usual, even your piss-poor attempts at trolling haven't got a toehold in reality.
You can't live off Carwyn James for ever, boyo.

There hasn't been a decent Welsh coach in 40 years :thumbdown:
User avatar
Enzedder
Posts: 20957
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: End of the road, turn right and first house on the left

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Enzedder »

No Razor Robertson

Image
User avatar
JB1981
Posts: 7372
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:14 am
Location: NZ

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by JB1981 »

Imagine Razor on the panel. It would be like when the Fresh Prince rocked up to Bel-Air. If nothing else, the tour DVD could make one hell of a sitcom.
User avatar
Gynormus
Posts: 214
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:01 pm

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Gynormus »

eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:31 am Image

I'm pleased for Steve Tandy continuing his career turnaround as defense coach. He's done a great job in scotland. Also looking forward to Townsend's attack.
Should have just called this 1 off. Not a great coaching balance.
User avatar
danny_fitz
Posts: 12484
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Mostly London........Mostly

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by danny_fitz »

Is Neil Jenkins auditioning for the lead role in Fungus the Bogeyman I that photo?
User avatar
madman
Posts: 492
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by madman »

Not a beauty contest..
piquant
Posts: 9677
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:01 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by piquant »

Image



It's just a shame the stage group name Diversity is already taken
deverix
Posts: 293
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:30 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by deverix »

How does this group compare to previous editions?

2017: Gatland, Howley, Farrell, Roundtree, Borthwick, Jenkins.

2013: Gatland, Howley, Farrell, Roundtree, Borthwick, Jenkins.

2009: McGeechan, Gatland, Roundtree, Howley, Edwards, Jenkins.

2005: Woodward, McGeechan, O'Sullivan, Robinson, Larder, Ford, Jenkins.

2001: Graham Henry, ....?

Does anyone know who the hell Henry's assistant coaches were in 2001?
User avatar
LandOTurk
Posts: 14373
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by LandOTurk »

eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:08 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:03 pm That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
Almost all the most successful Lions tours have had Celts in charge.
You have forgotten Clive Woodward. RWC and Lions tour to NZ winnnnnnnning coach.
User avatar
LandOTurk
Posts: 14373
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by LandOTurk »

MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:55 pm
Saturnine wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:30 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:11 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:08 pm
MrDominator wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:03 pm That is an abysmal coaching team. Too many Celts, too many baldies, and too much of a "struggling Welsh region circa 2016" vibe to it.

There is no way the privately educated English players on tour will respond to some Welsh hillbilly barking at them in an accent they can't even understand.

And there's also a deeper principle at stake. Expeditions under the flag of Empire are supposed to have Englishmen in charge. It's what the locals expect. They won't respect some weird Celtic hotch potch amassed from the dregs of the Pro 14.

Springsboks 3-0 :thumbdown:
Almost all the most successful Lions tours have had Celts in charge.
McGeechan is a Yorkshireman who's convinced himself he's Scottish, old bean
The only Lions Tour that has won the Test Series in New Zealand was run by Carwyn James.

Who is Welsh.

The only Lions Tour that threw the whole concept into doubt and was overwhelmingly player-heavy in favour of the team that had finished 4th in that year's 6N was in 2005. Run by Lord Bald.

Who is English.

As per usual, even your piss-poor attempts at trolling haven't got a toehold in reality.
You can't live off Carwyn James for ever, boyo.

There hasn't been a decent Welsh coach in 40 years :thumbdown:
There hasn't been a decent English coach in 20 years :thumbdown:
User avatar
LandOTurk
Posts: 14373
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by LandOTurk »

Being serious for a few minutes, wo actually would be considered a very good British or Irish coach, past and present?

Carwyn James
Clive Woodward
Ian McGeechan
Gwenno
Posts: 8426
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Gwenno »

I've never seen Jenkins' dad, but I bet he looks just like him. each year he gets a bit balder and a bit jowlier.
piquant
Posts: 9677
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:01 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by piquant »

Gwenno wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:19 am I've never seen Jenkins' dad, but I bet he looks just like him. each year he gets a bit balder and a bit jowlier.
His old man was a little slimmer and more hirsute, though he did also look like he enjoyed a smoke and a pint. He did have a strong resemblance though
Yer Man
Posts: 21428
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Yer Man »

deverix wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:30 am How does this group compare to previous editions?

2017: Gatland, Howley, Farrell, Roundtree, Borthwick, Jenkins.

2013: Gatland, Howley, Farrell, Roundtree, Borthwick, Jenkins.

2009: McGeechan, Gatland, Roundtree, Howley, Edwards, Jenkins.

2005: Woodward, McGeechan, O'Sullivan, Robinson, Larder, Ford, Jenkins.

2001: Graham Henry, ....?

Does anyone know who the hell Henry's assistant coaches were in 2001?
2001:
Coach: Graham Henry,
Manager: Donal Lenihan,
Assistant coaches: Andy Robinson, Phil Larder, Steve Black, Rob Andrew
Gwenno
Posts: 8426
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Gwenno »

piquant wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:45 am
Gwenno wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:19 am I've never seen Jenkins' dad, but I bet he looks just like him. each year he gets a bit balder and a bit jowlier.
His old man was a little slimmer and more hirsute, though he did also look like he enjoyed a smoke and a pint. He did have a strong resemblance though
Of course kicking coaches do a great job, and you can see kickers' percentages grow with coaching, but I still have a little scene in my mind of Jinks saying 'You've got to kick this ball by here through those posts by there, and above the bar.'
User avatar
LandOTurk
Posts: 14373
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by LandOTurk »

Yer Man wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:03 pm
deverix wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:30 am How does this group compare to previous editions?

2017: Gatland, Howley, Farrell, Roundtree, Borthwick, Jenkins.

2013: Gatland, Howley, Farrell, Roundtree, Borthwick, Jenkins.

2009: McGeechan, Gatland, Roundtree, Howley, Edwards, Jenkins.

2005: Woodward, McGeechan, O'Sullivan, Robinson, Larder, Ford, Jenkins.

2001: Graham Henry, ....?

Does anyone know who the hell Henry's assistant coaches were in 2001?
2001:
Coach: Graham Henry,
Manager: Donal Lenihan,
Assistant coaches: Andy Robinson, Phil Larder, Steve Black, Rob Andrew
At least we managed some diversity here. Phew.
Gwenno
Posts: 8426
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: B&I Lions coaches

Post by Gwenno »

Phil larder sounds like panic buying advice before a prolonged lockdown.
Post Reply