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Sunday 17 December 2017

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has paid a glowing tribute to departing Welsh Rugby Union group chief executive Roger Lewis - but admitted it could impact on his own long-term future.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has paid a glowing tribute to departing Welsh Rugby Union group chief executive Roger Lewis - but admitted it could impact on his own long-term future.

Gatland, who was signed up by Lewis eight years ago, is under contract with Wales until 2019. During that time, Wales have won three RBS 6 Nations titles, including two Grand Slams, and reached a World Cup semi-final.

Lewis announced yesterday that he will leave his post after the World Cup later this year. Gatland said: "The relationship the national team have had with Roger since I've been here has been outstanding."

Asked if Lewis' decision had any bearing on Gatland's future, the New Zealander added: "Yeah, it probably does."

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