Pivac confident he can help Wales return to winning ways again

By Reuters 8m in the past

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DUBLIN – Wales coach Wayne Pivac stated he remains to be the precise man to take the staff ahead after they crashed to a sixth straight defeat in a 32-9 loss to Ireland within the Autumn Nations Cup opener on Friday.

Pivac took over from Warren Gatland after final yr’s World Cup in Japan, the place Wales have been semi-finalists, and started the Six Nations with a 42-0 win over Italy on February 1, solely to then lose to Ireland, France and England.

Wales have been then overwhelmed by France in a pleasant worldwide as motion resumed following the Covid-19 hiatus earlier than slumping to one other Six Nations defeat by Scotland final month.

Asked at a information convention if he stays confident he is the particular person to flip their fortunes round, Pivac stated: “Yes. From a head coach’s point of view in these situations it’s about the vibe in the changing room and among the players.

“I believe when you have been within the altering room, you’d see a really upset staff however a staff that has put in a hell of a shift. We had requested for that after the Scottish efficiency and the positives have been the work that we put in with out the ball.”

Pivac, whose aspect face Georgia on November 21, stated their poor kind this yr was a bitter tablet to swallow, however his gamers will look to reply.

“… Obviously we’re concerned about any performance where we don’t get the result we’re after. And we’ve had a few on the bounce,” Pivac stated.

“It’s taking a bit of time for us to click and make sure we eliminate the errors that are hampering us. We’re looking to change what’s been done for over 10 years and change mindsets and it doesn’t happen overnight.”



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