Davies named 2009 Lions manager

Ex-Wales wing Gerald Davies has been appointed manager for the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

The Lions hope to announce a head coach next year, with Eddie O'Sullivan and Ian McGeechan two front-runners.

Ireland coach O'Sullivan is believed to have a clause in his new contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union allowing him to take the job.

However, Ireland's poor showing at the World Cup may have undermined his credentials.

In contrast, Wasps director of rugby Ian McGeechan has coached the Lions three times before - in 1989, 1993 and 1997 - and may be persuaded to reprise his role once more.
I think if Geechs doesn't take it then it should be Warren Gatland :worship: , who's form speaks for itself. Brought Ireland up to where they are now, won 5 trophies in 3 seasons with London Wasps :worship: , took Waikato to the new look Air New Zealand Cup his first season in charge.

Just a shame for Wales he doesn't start until after the game against the Boks! :twisted:

Anyone got any better ideas for the Lions coach? We'll leave the team for another time and another thread.
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