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Vincent Hogan: Sour Gatland can't get over Irish allergy

Published 08/03/2010 | 05:00

Warren Gatland, here celebrating his Welsh team's win over Ireland at Croke Park two years ago, just doesn't seem to have ever got over his parting of the ways with the IRFU in 2001
Warren Gatland, here celebrating his Welsh team's win over Ireland at Croke Park two years ago, just doesn't seem to have ever got over his parting of the ways with the IRFU in 2001

Well. I wonder what gentle incendiaries Warren Gatland has lined up for us this week. All may appear pleasant and tranquil right now, but it wouldn't be Ireland v Wales if Warren wasn't planning to throw his jacket on the ground and invite half the country outside to answer for some imagined slight.

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So, what will it be this time? Or, more pointedly, who?

Gatland has a problem with Irish rugby in the way Michael O'Leary has a problem with the Dublin Airport Authority. He feels that business between them has been soured by a toxic, personal agenda which, I'm afraid, makes him snappy as a menopausal warthog.

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