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Post by majesticimperialman on Mon 28 Oct 2019, 6:29 pm

Any news about him?

Is he still going to be a coach after the RWC? either for Wales, or Italy.

any one know any news?

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Post by miaow on Mon 28 Oct 2019, 6:36 pm

I'd imagine he's tainted goods for a while. Probably the end of his tier 1 test coaching career unless Italy really want him.

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 28 Oct 2019, 7:30 pm

I know he's not exactly liked in Wales by all in a coaching context, and it seems a few Welsh posters in here felt it was a blessing in disguise when he departed and Jones turned up

.....but..... is there something to be said about Wales' subsequent tournament and although they did very well, and even now have a chance of doing even better if they can beat the ABs, did they lack an attacking cutting edge that might have been there had their familiar attack coach been there?  
All speculation of course but anyone feel Wales might now be in a final had Howley been there?

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Post by miaow on Mon 28 Oct 2019, 7:59 pm

Yes, Fly. If it were 2 months before the tournament...MAYBE...SJ might have had a positive impact. As it was, on the even of the RWC, it was pretty devastating - as you then have a man who is trying to fill in another man's job but with almost no agency.

Some nice back moves sort of came off, but against SA, they didn't when it mattered - 2 forward passes, one each half, from set backs moves did not help. I'd also say the general game with ball in hand was as poor as it's been under Gatland for the most part. Very little rugby played.

Anyone telling you losing Howley wasn't a negative for Wales is probably a keyboard warrior.

As for the final - well, Wales might have been in a final had Patchell connected straight and true with his drop goal. Fine margins. Ofc they could have been in a final with Howley.

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Post by Heaf on Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8:13 pm

Do we know what Howley actually did yet - I heard it was something about betting but don't remember seeing any specifics?

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8:26 pm

@Heaf wrote:Do we know what Howley actually did yet - I heard it was something about betting but don't remember seeing any specifics?

I don't know how his case is proceeding or if it's still proceeding or if it's dropped.  Seems to be an agreed quietness on the subject for now - perhaps so as not to unduly influence the Welsh team's efforts in Japan, and that journey isn't yet over.
I'd assume too that specifics would be suppressed if investigations are ongoing so as not to prejudice anything one way or another.
I think when the team comes home and the usual inquest takes place on all aspects of the Welsh effort at this WC, then interest will be renewed in Howley and the media will begin to look for or publish those specifics.

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Post by Heaf on Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8:32 pm

Ah yeh of course - sounds about right

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Post by mikey_dragon on Tue 29 Oct 2019, 9:32 pm

He’s back on the ice cream van. Hope he stays there for the sake of rugby.

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Post by SecretFly on Tue 29 Oct 2019, 9:46 pm

@mikey_dragon wrote:He’s back on the ice cream van. Hope he stays there for the sake of rugby.

So that's where the freezer training stuff came from. Choc Ice conditioning.

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Post by Cyril on Tue 29 Oct 2019, 9:50 pm

Ice cream van? Howley is definitely all set for Italy.

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Post by miaow on Tue 29 Oct 2019, 10:07 pm

"Just one Cornetto,
Give it to me,
Atrocious back play,
for I-ta-lyyyyy"

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Post by Cyril on Tue 29 Oct 2019, 10:23 pm

Heh. And just when Italy’s back play was looking half decent, albeit to the detriment of their forward and set-piece strengths. Another Mr Whippy(ing) for them in the 6Ns I think.

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Post by stub on Tue 29 Oct 2019, 10:32 pm

Very entertaining thread gents! Smile

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Post by Cyril on Tue 29 Oct 2019, 11:13 pm

I might have known there would be a stub on a betting thread!

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Post by stub on Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10:01 am

Haha 😂

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