CURRENT British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland received an honorary degree from Swansea University in recognition for his contributions to Welsh sport.
The degree was presented by Vice-Chancellor Richard B Davies at the Swansea Grand Theatre on January 24.
“It’s a massive honour to be awarded this degree,” said the Lions coach.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have received it from the university.
“Today was my first time visiting the Swansea University campus and I’ve been very impressed with the facilities here, as well as the warm welcome I received.”
Gatland is best known to Welsh rugby fans as the coach who led them to Grand Slam victories in 2008 and 2012, after taking over from Gareth Jenkins in 2007.
The former All Blacks hooker has also been a part of the coaching setup at several clubs including Leinster and Connacht.