22 Dec 2017

Pivac would 'seriously' consider taking over from Gatland

12:20 pm on 22 December 2017

The former Auckland and North Harbour rugby coach Wayne Pivac says he'd "very seriously" consider the chance to succeed fellow New Zealander Warren Gatland as Wales head coach.

Gatland will leave the role after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Pivac is currently at Welsh club the Scarlets where he has been since 2014 and he's won plenty of plaudits for their attacking style of play.

Wayne Pivac

Wayne Pivac Photo: Photosport

"If the opportunity come then yeah, I'd probably look at it," said Pivac, whose Scarlets contract runs until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies stated in October that they have a three-man shortlist of contenders to succeed Gatland.

It is not clear if Pivac is one of those three candidates, but added: "I would certainly look at that very seriously because I consider myself now to be part of Welsh rugby."

"I was part of preparing Fiji for the World Cup in 2007. I had three years out there and loved every minute of it.

"It (international rugby) would be nice again one day, but it's all about timing. I'm still learning as a coach."