Warren David Gatland, OBE (born 17 September 1963 in Hamilton, New Zealand, has been in charge of Wales since 2007, in which time they have won four Six Nations titles, including three Grand Slams, and reached the semi-final of the 2011 World Cup.
As a player, Gatland was one of Waikato's longest-serving players, having played 140 games for the province at hooker - a record at the time.
Gatland is the longest-serving international rugby coach in the world. He also holds the record for the most Test matches overseen (158 to date) and is the only coach to have won three Grand Slam titles.
The 55-year-old has led two British & Irish Lions tours as head coach, and was unbeaten in Test series’ against Australia (2-1) in 2013 and New Zealand (1-1-1) in 2017.
Gatland’s Wales side are currently on a record-breaking 14-match unbeaten run – the longest of any Wales team in history. This includes four straight wins over the Springboks since the Rugby World Cup in 2015, where the Boks beat Wales by 23-19 in the quarter-final at Twickenham in London.
The Boks though hold the advantage over Wales during the Gatland era, having won 10 of their 15 Tests from the beginning of 2008 to the end of last year.
• Connacht (1996-98)
• Ireland (1998-2001: 38 Tests)
• Wasps (2002-05: 3x Premiership titles, 1x Heineken Cup)
• Waikato (2005-07: 1x Air New Zealand Cup)
• Wales (2007-19: 4x Six Nations titles, 3x Grand Slams, Rugby World Cup semi-final and quarter-final, 114 Tests to date)
• British & Irish Lions: 2009 (assistant coach - forwards), 2013 and 2017 (head coach)