"Diolch Warren," – a gift from S4C to our departing coach

Warren Gatland being presented with the 'Diolch Warren' artwork by painter Meirion Jones and S4C Content Director, Amanda Rees.

02 December 2019

In appreciation of his outstanding contribution to Welsh Rugby, S4C have presented Warren Gatland with a specially commissioned artwork.

Painted in acrylics by the renowned Ceredigion based artist Meirion Jones, the work depicts the Wales National Coach with members of his coaching team, Robin McBryde, Rob Howley, Shaun Edwards, Neil Jenkins, Paul 'Bobby' Stridgeon and team manager Alan Phillips.

It was presented to Warren before last weekend's Wales v Barbarians rugby match at the Principality Stadium, by S4C Content Director, Amanda Rees.

The 'Diolch Warren' artwork, painted by Meirion Jones.

Since taking over in December 2007, Gatland has overseen four Six Nations' titles, including three Grand Slam victories and guided Wales to two World Cup semi-finals.

In his final year as coach, Wales reached number one in the World Rugby rankings. During that period, S4C has broadcast Welsh language coverage of every one of his games in charge across the Six Nations, Autumn Internationals and World Cup campaigns.

Amanda Rees said: "With Warren returning to New Zealand, we hope this artwork will remind him of the good times he has brought to the people of Wales.

"Warren and his team have created memories that will last a lifetime for us supporters and it has been a privilege to be able to bring so many of these moments to the fans. From everyone at S4C: Diolch o galon, Warren."

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