sport news Warren Gatland warns Wales successor Wayne Pivac not to spoil his legacy

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'I really hope the new coaches come in and build on that': Warren Gatland warns Wales successor Wayne Pivac not to spoil his legacy after bowing out in defeat against New Zealand Warren Gatland has told Wayne Pivac not to tarnish his legacy with Wales Gatland bowed out with defeat by New Zealand in the World Cup bronze match He hopes successor Pivac will build on his extraordinary work going forward

By Will Kelleher For Mailonline

Published: 14:22 GMT, 1 November 2019 | Updated: 14:22 GMT, 1 November 2019

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Warren Gatland left his 12-year stint with Wales by warning his successor Wayne Pivac - do not spoil my legacy.

The New Zealander lost his final match in charge to New Zealand in the World Cup 'bronze' final.

Gatland will depart having won three Six Nations Grand Slams and taken the Welsh to two World Cup semi-finals.

Warren Gatland has told Wayne Pivac not to tarnish his legacy with Wales after leaving the job

Warren Gatland has told Wayne Pivac not to tarnish his legacy with Wales after leaving the job

Pivac, the former Scarlets coach, will now take over from Gatland following the World Cup

Pivac, the former Scarlets coach, will now take over from Gatland following the World Cup

And he hopes his successes will not be wasted.

'I really hope that what we've achieved in the last 12 years - and we feel we've earnt respect, it puts respect back into Wales as an international team - that the new coaches come in and continue to build on that,' he

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