Scotland’s Steve Tandy lined up for Gatland’s Lions coaching staff

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  • Defence coach leading candidate for South Africa tour
  • Gregor Townsend expected to be attack coach

Scotland’s defensive mastermind Steve Tandy has emerged as a leading candidate to join the British & Irish Lions coaching staff with Warren Gatland forced into a late rethink for the tour to South Africa.

Tandy would be charged with overseeing the Lions defence on the tour of South Africa with the Ireland head coach, Andy Farrell, now believed to be unavailable. Gregor Townsend is still expected to be named as attack coach when Gatland confirms his assistants on Tuesday, however, and after multiple tours with no Scotland representatives on the staff Tandy would mean another for the South Africa trip.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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