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walesonline
Stuart Barnes' brutal put-down of Sean O'Brien's Lions blaststruggled with the group in terms of his attributes of trying to get something
walesonline / Posted 21 hours ago
struggled with the group in terms of his attributes of trying to get something across." Barnes added in his Times column: "Rob Howley, Wales head coach in Gatland's absence, the Lions attack coach, received the heaviest flak. "Defended with... Read more
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walesonline
Why Richard Cockerill was furious after Scarlets beat Edinburghhave learned?Scarlets president Phil Bennett and the Welsh management of Huw Be
walesonline / Posted 23 hours ago
have learned?Scarlets president Phil Bennett and the Welsh management of Huw Bennett, Paul Stridgeon, Warren Gatland, Rob Howley and Neil Jenkins look on at Parc y Scarlets The Wales coach and his assistants continued their tour of the... Read more
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give me sport
How Warren Gatland reacted to Sean O'Brien's fierce criticism about Lions tour [Telegraph]defence Chief Executive John Feehan has offered in support of the Lions coachin
give me sport / Posted 2 days ago
defence Chief Executive John Feehan has offered in support of the Lions coaching team which also included Andy Farrell and Rob Howley. "I said all along that I think we had the best coaching team available and I think they proved that in what we... Read more
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walesonline
The truth about what happened in the Lions training sessionsweek and they (other coaches) wanted to do a much bigger session. Me and Warren
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
week and they (other coaches) wanted to do a much bigger session. Me and Warren debated back and forth on this.Adam Beard, Rob Howley and Warren Gatland during preparation for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tourRead More “I said ‘look, we’re... Read more
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express
Lions News: Warren Gatland brilliance and stats prove Sean O’Brien's criticism wrongLions tours, two as head coach; one lost, one won, one drawn. At his side thro
express / Posted 3 days ago
Lions tours, two as head coach; one lost, one won, one drawn. At his side throughout, with Wales and the Lions, has been Rob Howley, his trusted lieutenant and attack coach. The former scrum-half claimed a Six Nations championship of his own as... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Lions chief roars back after star blames coaches for them not beating All Blacksbut should the trophy have been theirs? (Image: Getty) O’Brien, 30, reserved h
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
but should the trophy have been theirs? (Image: Getty) O’Brien, 30, reserved his most personal criticism for attack coach Rob Howley, also an assistant for Gatland with Wales, who he said “struggled to get stuff across”. The Leinster flanker... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Sean O'Brien clarifies comments on Lions coaching teamO'Brien felt it should have been a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien, 3
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
O'Brien felt it should have been a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien, 30, was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways, with Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell having to take control of the side in the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Lions chief hits back at Sean O'Brien's stinging criticism of coachesO'Brien felt it should have been a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien, 3
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
O'Brien felt it should have been a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien, 30, was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways, with Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell having to take control of the side in the... Read more
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walesonline
The facts Lions will feel refute Sean O'Brien's Gatland outburstand insisted the tourists should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0 rather than dra
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
and insisted the tourists should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0 rather than drawn the series. In particular, he laid into Rob Howley, accusing him of struggling to communicate his ideas and claiming that the Test series ended with Johnny Sexton... Read more
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walesonline
Time Sean O'Brien appreciated scale of Lions achievementthick-skinned in a way that some rhinos aren’t. Gatland will cope. The Samarita
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
thick-skinned in a way that some rhinos aren’t. Gatland will cope. The Samaritans will not need to get involved.Read More Rob Howley? He will probably look to Gatland for his cues. The likelihood is he will feel the criticism more, because it is... Read more
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walesonline
Every key question about Sean O'Brien's Lions tirade answeredthe 2009 and 2013 versions saw very little dissent because they were, in relati
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
the 2009 and 2013 versions saw very little dissent because they were, in relative terms, successful. Warren Gatland and Rob Howley are the ones getting it in the neck. So what are the main questions that arise from his no-holds barred... Read more
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walesonline
Liam Williams talks Saracens, Owen Farrell and the LionsJonny Sexton – was largely responsible for Lions attacking strategy during the
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
Jonny Sexton – was largely responsible for Lions attacking strategy during the Test series against New Zealand, and not Rob Howley. The former Scarlets man was speaking completely separately from the O’Brien storm, and indeed before it... Read more
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walesonline
PODCAST: 'Grown men are entitled to their opinion'Sean O'Brien has whipped up a storm with his damning comments about British and
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
Sean O'Brien has whipped up a storm with his damning comments about British and Irish Lions coaches Warren Gatland and Rob Howley. He insisted the Lions should have won the series 3-0 and placed the blame solely at the feet of the coaches. The... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Coaching shortcomings cost Lions series win over All-Blacks says Sean O'Brienseries being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O’Brien was
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
series being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were "running our attack... Read more
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Gazette
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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guardian-series
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
guardian-series / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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Harrow Times
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
Harrow Times / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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walesonline
'Lions would have won 3-0 if Eddie Jones had been in charge!'Billy Vunipola has piled more pressure on Warren Gatland and Rob Howley by decl
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
Billy Vunipola has piled more pressure on Warren Gatland and Rob Howley by declaring the Lions would have beaten New Zealand 3-0 had England coach Eddie Jones been in charge. The blockbusting England No.8, who withdrew from the Lions squad before... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Sean O’Brien: Lions coaches have a lot to answer forIrish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Bri
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Irish Lions prepared for the Tests against New Zealand (David Davies/PA) O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
O'Brien claims Lions coaching team shortcomings cost series win over All Blacksseries being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 3 days ago
series being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were "running our attack... Read more
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The News and Star
O'Brien claims Lions coaching team shortcomings cost series win over All Blacksseries being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
series being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were "running our attack... Read more
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express
Sean O'Brien SLAMS Warren Gatland for Lions tour training: We should have won 3-0up at the end of the week.” But O'Brien did not reserve his criticism exclusiv
express / Posted 4 days ago
up at the end of the week.” But O'Brien did not reserve his criticism exclusively for Gatland, claiming attack coach Rob Howley was overshadowed by senior players in the squad. “If I was being critical of any coach it would be the fact that... Read more
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Whitehaven News
O'Brien claims Lions coaching team shortcomings cost series win over All Blacksseries being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was
Whitehaven News / Posted 4 days ago
series being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were "running our attack... Read more
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Scotsman
British & Irish Lions coaching team ‘didn’t get preparations right’series being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O’Brien was
Scotsman / Posted 4 days ago
series being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O’Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were “running our attack... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
O'Brien claims Lions coaching team shortcomings cost series win over All Blacksseries being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
series being drawn, rather than a victorious one for the tourists. O'Brien was particularly critical of attack coach Rob Howley, claiming he was set in his ways and that midfield pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell were "running our attack... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Over-training cost Lions series win over All Blacks - O'Brienon a tour like that, rather than trying to pick things up at the end of the wee
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
on a tour like that, rather than trying to pick things up at the end of the week." O'Brien criticised backs coach Rob Howley for not conveying his messages clearly and said fly-halfs Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell had stepped up to take... Read more
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EuroNews
Over-training cost Lions series win over All Blacks - O'Briensometimes on a tour like that, rather than trying to pick things up at the end
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
sometimes on a tour like that, rather than trying to pick things up at the end of the week.” O’Brien criticised backs coach Rob Howley for not conveying his messages clearly and said fly-halfs Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell had stepped up to take... Read more
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walesonline
'Rob Howley struggled and players took over' - Lions starLions star Sean O'Brien has hit out at the attacking structure put in place by
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
Lions star Sean O'Brien has hit out at the attacking structure put in place by Rob Howley on the tour of New Zealand and revealed the Test series ended with Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell 'driving' the game-plan. But he reserved special criticism... Read more
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walesonline
Warren Gatland briefed on warrior who could replace Sam WarburtonMore “Then, as individuals, they need to be very consistent with their perform
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
More “Then, as individuals, they need to be very consistent with their performances for that’s what Warren Gatland and Rob Howley will be looking for. “Do that and they will gain the trust which could put them in the Wales squad for the autumn... Read more
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walesonline
Patriotism blinds us from understanding our failures - Hittsoundtrack to the opening ceremony in our new national stadium we all Thanked t
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
soundtrack to the opening ceremony in our new national stadium we all Thanked the Lord We’re Welsh.Former Wales scrum-half Rob Howley in action against Australia in 1999 (Image: Getty Images)Read More But was it a real transformation of Cymric... Read more
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walesonline
The reminder that all was not Cool with Cymru - Carolyn Hittsoundtrack to the opening ceremony in our new national stadium we all Thanked t
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
soundtrack to the opening ceremony in our new national stadium we all Thanked the Lord We’re Welsh.Former Wales scrum-half Rob Howley in action against Australia in 1999 (Image: Getty Images)Read More But was it a real transformation of Cymric... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Sam Warburton's injury is GOOD news for Wales, claims former flankerthe New Zealander has plenty of work to do after they finished a disappointing
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
the New Zealander has plenty of work to do after they finished a disappointing fifth in the Six Nations this year under Rob Howley. However, Williams is optimistic they can regain their best form quickly and has urged them to look to the future... Read more
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walesonline
The things Warren Gatland just discovered as he returned to Walesregional grounds, casting his eye over Test hopefuls for the autumn series. Th
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
regional grounds, casting his eye over Test hopefuls for the autumn series. The New Zealander, along with his assistants Rob Howley and Robin McBryde, were at the Liberty Stadium to witness the Ospreys succumb to Munster, then hot-footed it down... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh rugby's Player of the Year unveiledArthur Emyr 1991 Scott Gibbs 1992 Emyr Lewis 1993 Ieuan Evans 1994 Neil Jen
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
Arthur Emyr 1991 Scott Gibbs 1992 Emyr Lewis 1993 Ieuan Evans 1994 Neil Jenkins 1995 Neil JenkinsCurrent Wales coaches Rob Howley and Neil Jenkins monopolised the award for four years in the mid 1990s (Image: PA) 1996 Rob Howley 1997 Rob... Read more
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walesonline
Why Dan Biggar and Northampton is a mistake - Stuart Barnesplayed second fiddle to the predictable kicking game. “Biggar can play on the
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
played second fiddle to the predictable kicking game. “Biggar can play on the gain line but he needs encouragement. "Rob Howley has spent plenty of time pushing him flatter, and that is when he has enjoyed the benefit of the super-slick... Read more
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walesonline
The current state of Wales' autumn opponents assessedin January 2008 – in this year’s Six Nations. Head honcho Gatland was away on
walesonline / Posted 27 days ago
in January 2008 – in this year’s Six Nations. Head honcho Gatland was away on Lions duty last season with backs supremo Rob Howley being in charge last autumn and during the Six Nations, with forwards guru Robin McBryde taking the reins during... Read more

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