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Warren Gatland Under Fire From Fans As Chiefs Suffer Yet Another Loss

Warren Gatland

Fans have taken to social media in criticism of Warren Gatland after the former Wales head coach oversaw yet another defeat for his Chiefs side as they lost 25-18 to the Hurricanes in Hamilton. 

Super Rugby Aotearoa, which is the New Zealand-only competition which was formed in the wake of COVID-19, has been a difficult place for Gatland and the Chiefs.

The Hamilton-based outfit suffered a one-point loss to the Highlanders in Round One thanks to Bryn Gatland’s last-gasp drop goal. They then followed that up with a 12-point loss to a resurgent Auckland Blues before coming out on the wrong side of an 18-13 scoreline against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Warren Gatland
Warren Gatland

Today, they faced fellow strugglers the Hurricanes, who themselves had yet to win a match going into this fixture but the Chiefs faced a massive uphill task after finding themselves 20-3 down at halftime.

Although they were able to bring it back to within seven points, the Hurricanes held on for a much-needed victory.

Such form has inevitably led to criticism of Gatland and supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration with the man who will lead the British and Irish Lions to South Africa next year.

The Chiefs will now enter a bye-week and Gatland will certainly want to use this extra time to fix the problems before his side takes on the Highlanders on July 19.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter