The v2 Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

+36
Poorfour
flyhalffactory
doctor_grey
LordDowlais
Noble-Surfer
Oakdene
BamBam
bsando
BigTrevsbigmac
Mr Bounce
chris_501
Gooseberry
Soul Requiem
The Oracle
Welshmushroom
Heaf
Pete330v2
formerly known as Sam
TJ
majesticimperialman
No9
king_carlos
TightHEAD
George Carlin
lostinwales
funnyExiledScot
JDizzle
BigGee
Blueschief
Luckless Pedestrian
LondonTiger
RiscaGame
PhilBB
MichaelT
No 7&1/2
mikey_dragon
40 posters

Page 13 of 14 Previous  1 ... 8 ... 12, 13, 14  Next

Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Tue 22 Sep 2020, 10:06 pm

First topic message reminder :

Wayne Pivac will announce the squad on October 6th, likely to be a Scarlet-heavy selection and rightly so. I would also like to see new players come in so we can see what they have to offer. 

Wales might play France on October 24th in warm-up, but there is currently some doubt on whether this will go ahead. Next up is the re-arranged 6N match with Scotland on October 31st. In the autumn nations cup Wales will face-off against Ireland, England, Georgia and either France, Fiji, Italy or Scotland. 

Venues to be announced.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down


The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:48 pm

Wales’ first phase move every time - JD2 walking into contact.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:52 pm

Wayne Pivacs entire attacking gameplan involves killing JD off first phase no matter what, then relying on wild passes from anyone on an outside shoulder.

Such bad coaching!

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by formerly known as Sam Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:53 pm

Dirtydave wrote:I said it just before lions selection, Tomos Williams was ahead of Davies and Price before injury!

I would've gone with him, Murray and Youngs

I suspect Youngs would have gone if he didn't choose to spend the summer at home with his heavily pregnant wife instead.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 16243
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 34
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:54 pm

That was poor. Arg were rusty and down to 14 men. Pivac can be held accountable for some questionable selections, again. If you insist on Turnbull then start him at blindside, he actually did well there. Lewis out of the 23, for good.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by The Oracle Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:55 pm

Really disappointing display from Wales. Credit to Argentina for doing so well with 14 men for so long. But it wasn’t necessarily just them playing well. It was all of the unforced errors form Wales that really killed us. Feel very flat after that. Argentina probably deserved to win and missed, I think, about 9 points at goal to our missed 3. Hmmm.
The Oracle
The Oracle

Posts : 3645
Join date : 2018-01-16

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:56 pm

formerly known as Sam wrote:
Dirtydave wrote:I said it just before lions selection, Tomos Williams was ahead of Davies and Price before injury!

I would've gone with him, Murray and Youngs

I suspect Youngs would have gone if he didn't choose to spend the summer at home with his heavily pregnant wife instead.

And I applaud him for that, anyone who chooses family no matter what is a true gent (no offence to Adams).

But ye, I think he travels in place of Price or davies who have both been average. Area of weakness for the lions!

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Old Man Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:59 pm

Brave performance from Argentina playing with 14 men

Old Man

Posts : 1886
Join date : 2019-08-27

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 10 Jul 2021, 3:00 pm

If I was a Wales fan I'd be very concerned by that performance, a clearly rusty Argentina, down to 14 men and not even mustered a line break...

Very poor performance, Lewis, and Sheedy combined to concede the 2 tries, and sheedy's missed pen/ quick drop was a 6 point swing.

Dee hit his darts, but failed with Smith in the scrums, Rowlands big and useless, Turnbull is a clubman, very disappointed that Botham was non existent.

Ultimately, the game plan abused JD, and didn't utilise either exciting winger.

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Poorfour Sat 10 Jul 2021, 3:17 pm

Probably a fair reflection of the game, but pretty unconvincing from Wales
Poorfour
Poorfour

Posts : 4574
Join date : 2011-10-01

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by RiscaGame Sat 10 Jul 2021, 3:50 pm

Poorfour wrote:Probably a fair reflection of the game, but pretty unconvincing from Wales

I did think it was nailed on draw a couple of times. I don’t have the time to look now, but I wonder how strong Argentina were.

RiscaGame
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 4508
Join date : 2016-01-24

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by TJ Sat 10 Jul 2021, 4:26 pm

Dirtydave wrote:..........................

But ye, I think he travels in place of Price or davies who have both been average. Area of weakness for the lions!

Price who has been in top form, man of the match and pushing hard for a test start. Best form of any of the 9s ( laddie today looked sharp tho)

TJ

Posts : 7964
Join date : 2013-09-22

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by The Oracle Sat 10 Jul 2021, 5:01 pm

TJ wrote:
Dirtydave wrote:..........................

But ye, I think he travels in place of Price or davies who have both been average. Area of weakness for the lions!

Price who has been in top form, man of the match and pushing hard for a test start.  Best form of any of the 9s ( laddie today looked sharp tho)

Yes I agree that Price has looked good. I was surprised by his call up for the Lions as I never really rated him. A lot of my thinking was swayed by Scottish fans who never seemed to rate him either! Always seemed to slate him and wanted him to be subbed off! But he must have improved greatly as Scottish fans are full of praise this season. I’m hoping Gareth Davies can put some pressure on the other 2 when he gets his chance (today hopefully). If there are any injuries to the Lions 9s then Tomos Williams wouldn’t be a bad shout now he’s getting back to top form after injury.
The Oracle
The Oracle

Posts : 3645
Join date : 2018-01-16

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 10 Jul 2021, 5:53 pm

I don't dislike Price, he reminds me of Mike Phillips, a lot of good comms, and unseen work...

However, Tomos is a livewire, and creates something from nothing, Murray offer everything Price does, and Youngs form has been great.

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Collapse2005 Sat 10 Jul 2021, 9:45 pm

RiscaGame wrote:
Poorfour wrote:Probably a fair reflection of the game, but pretty unconvincing from Wales

I did think it was nailed on draw a couple of times. I don’t have the time to look now, but I wonder how strong Argentina were.

Wales were fortunate to get a draw against 14 man Argentina. Have Wales played a 15 a side match yet this year?

Collapse2005

Posts : 5479
Join date : 2017-08-24

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by RiscaGame Sat 10 Jul 2021, 10:08 pm

No Guns. Maybe if teams stopped being cheap shot merchants, we could have a fair game.

RiscaGame
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 4508
Join date : 2016-01-24

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by LordDowlais Mon 12 Jul 2021, 8:27 am

Absolutely p1ss poor game management on Saturday, Argentina were down to 14 men and all we did was kick it to them, when we should have been stretching their back line and going through the phases.

In saying that, I thought Argentina were lucky to get the draw in the end, although the result was probably fair.

We needed some of the more senior players to step up Saturday and make better choices, but it is what it is, and we will see what happens this weekend.

LordDowlais

Posts : 14924
Join date : 2011-05-18
Location : Merthyr Tydfil

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Oakdene Mon 12 Jul 2021, 8:59 am

Poor tactics by us really, there was acres of space in behind but we never utilised it. Argentina were so much better than us at the breakdown, though this was aided by players running away from support or people not arriving at breakdowns quickly enough.

Big week of training coming up this week, I'd expect to see us more focussed at the breakdown & to kick better.

Oakdene

Posts : 227
Join date : 2012-06-14

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by LordDowlais Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9:10 am

The encouraging thing is, that with our Lions we are twice the side, and that Argentina side is ranked 9th in the world, and they had their full team out.

LordDowlais

Posts : 14924
Join date : 2011-05-18
Location : Merthyr Tydfil

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by LordDowlais Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9:15 am

Oakdene wrote:Argentina were so much better than us at the breakdown, though this was aided by players running away from support or people not arriving at breakdowns quickly enough.

Wayne Pivac to focus on breakdown ahead of Wales' second Argentina clash Wales will target the breakdown and their ball-carrying as critical areas for improvement when they chase a Test series victory over Argentina this Saturday. The Guinness Six Nations champions were left frustrated by those key performance elements after drawing 20-20 with the Pumas in Cardiff. "In the breakdown area we were too loose, and at times we were too slow in getting to our ball-carriers," Wales boss Wayne Pivac said. "The breakdown is an area of the game where we knew Argentina were strong, and we paid the price there a few times. "It will be interesting to see how we go in that area next week. It clearly hampered us throughout the game. "We were our own worst enemies. We will go away, look at that and make sure we are a lot better in our ball-carrying. "We will tend to look at it from a negative point of view after a draw, because everyone wants to win it, but there will be some good stuff there and good effort. "We just have to make sure we build on the good, and eradicate some of the things that were costly. "Neither changing room, for different reasons, would have been celebrating that result. I don't know any side that has celebrated a draw." wrote:

LordDowlais

Posts : 14924
Join date : 2011-05-18
Location : Merthyr Tydfil

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by ebop Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9:36 am

That red card was extremely harsh
ebop
ebop

Posts : 5057
Join date : 2011-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9:42 am

ebop wrote:That red card was extremely harsh

It was absolutely correct to the letter of the law, which is fair.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by The Oracle Mon 12 Jul 2021, 10:40 am

mikey_dragon wrote:
ebop wrote:That red card was extremely harsh

It was absolutely correct to the letter of the law, which is fair.


Agreed. Harsh for the guy who got red carded as it didn't look deliberate. But at the same time it was stupid by the tackler too as these red cards for head challenges are not exactly new. Just tackle lower. The Welsh player was catching a high ball. He was a sitting duck. Just smash him round the waist. No need to go round the shoulders and risk a head on head. The Welsh player didn't dip much either, as pointed out by the ref when considering mitigation, so the tackle was always going to be high. Stupid by the Arg player, given the current protocols.
The Oracle
The Oracle

Posts : 3645
Join date : 2018-01-16

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Old Man Mon 12 Jul 2021, 1:44 pm

I may be controversial here, but I looked at the red card clip this morning.

These front on tackles need more common logic in their interpretation.

The argentinian tackler came front on, arms wrapped below the should inclining his head to his right, the Welsh ball carrier once bracing for the impact had his head that was initially slanting to his right move towrds the tackler’s head as he started to brace.

I am not saying it wouldn’t have been a head to head collision, but there should be extenuating circumstances in the interpretation of such collisions.

It looked for all intent and purpose that the Argentinian tackler aimed to make a legal tackle.

Old Man

Posts : 1886
Join date : 2019-08-27

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by The Oracle Mon 12 Jul 2021, 2:08 pm

Yes I agree he did seem to want to make a legal tackle. But he didn't unfortunately, and risked concussing an opponent (and potentially himself). To avoid the risk, just tackle lower. He would have stayed on the pitch with a waist tackle, and he still would have smashed the guy anyway.
The Oracle
The Oracle

Posts : 3645
Join date : 2018-01-16

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Old Man Mon 12 Jul 2021, 2:15 pm

The Oracle wrote:Yes I agree he did seem to want to make a legal tackle.  But he didn't unfortunately, and risked concussing an opponent (and potentially himself).  To avoid the risk, just tackle lower.  He would have stayed on the pitch with a waist tackle, and he still would have smashed the guy anyway.

Yes, I don’t deny a waist high tackle would have been safer, however it doesn’t take away from how these red cards are interpreted.

Old Man

Posts : 1886
Join date : 2019-08-27

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Mon 12 Jul 2021, 8:29 pm

Sooooo, any news on Halaholo and Wainwright?

I really think the backline needs changing. The back 3 can stay as it is, but I would start with the Blues halfback pair and would be very tempted to put Ben Thomas at 12, why not!

I imagine the front 5 will largely remain, but Dillon Lewis has to go, it's beyond a joke now.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Oakdene Tue 13 Jul 2021, 8:37 am

Halaholo didn't look very comfortable on Saturday at all, he looked like he may have been carrying a knock or something. Agreed on Dillon, he seem so out of his depth.

Oakdene

Posts : 227
Join date : 2012-06-14

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Thu 15 Jul 2021, 11:14 am

Wales: Hallam Amos; Owen Lane, Nick Tompkins, Jonathan Davies (capt), Tom Rogers; Jarrod Evans, Tomos Williams; Gareth Thomas, Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Ben Carter, Will Rowlands, Josh Turnbull, James Botham, Ross Moriarty.

Replacements: Sam Parry, Rhodri Jones, Dillon Lewis, Matthew Screech, Taine Basham, Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy, Willis Halaholo.


Well well, looks like Pivac listened to me. No idea how Lewis still makes the bench mind.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Thu 15 Jul 2021, 11:16 am

Although saying that, I didn't tell him to drop Holmes. No idea why that has come about. Definitely a fan of Parry on the bench though.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by RiscaGame Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12:08 pm

Wasn’t happy to see Holmes miss out. It’s not a bad side otherwise.

RiscaGame
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 4508
Join date : 2016-01-24

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Luckless Pedestrian Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12:22 pm

Screech to make his debut off the bench.

Luckless Pedestrian

Posts : 24458
Join date : 2011-02-01
Age : 42
Location : Newport

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Luckless Pedestrian Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12:23 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Although saying that, I didn't tell him to drop Holmes. No idea why that has come about. Definitely a fan of Parry on the bench though.

Seconded.

Luckless Pedestrian

Posts : 24458
Join date : 2011-02-01
Age : 42
Location : Newport

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 2:50 pm

Afternoon. All eyes on Dillon Lewis and Tom Rogers then Wink.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:10 pm

Jarrod evans doing well so far.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:14 pm

I get the feeling that today, Tompkins and Turnbull being international quality will be put to bed.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by formerly known as Sam Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:23 pm

Sporting of Cubelli to call his own knock on close to the line there. Just get on with the game instead of wasting a couple of minutes hoping the TMO will show the faintest graze of the try line.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 16243
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 34
Location : Leicestershire

Luckless Pedestrian likes this post

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:24 pm

Having watched a number of these Welsh players for their clubs, I'm amazed they're getting called up for their country!

The likes of Dillon Lewis, Josh Turnbull, Matthew Screech, Nick Tompkins, and Hallam Amos are english championship level!

Surely Wales can try younger players in these positions, to at least build for the future!

What has Holmes done wrong, he's a better 15 than Amos!

Basham and Lewis Hughes are surely better options than Turnbull

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Dirtydave likes this post

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:29 pm

Great call by Pivac dropping Holmes for Rogers…

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by formerly known as Sam Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:32 pm

Pearce saved Wales there. Jarod Evans failing to dummy Moroni and gets hammered in the tackle, knocks on but Pearce thought it had come off Moroni so blows up as the Puma supporting player dots down. Goes back and gives Argentina the scrum at least and they score off the resulting play.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 16243
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 34
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:32 pm

Botham crap today. All these selection calls that an average guy can see are clearly wrong, yet Pivac keeps making them. Wales winning the 6N was the worst thing to happen to us.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:34 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Wales desperately need a 10, either patchel or Anscombe to return, because both Sheedy and Evans are club players.

Strangely Botham after a few decent outings has been living off his grandfather's name too.

I'd be worried if I was welsh

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:41 pm

Hallam Amos proving me right over and over...

It's criminal to be dropping high bouncing balls under no pressure!

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:41 pm

Hallam Amos proving me right over and over...

It's criminal to be dropping high bouncing balls under no pressure!

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:45 pm

Commentators in Wales love Turnbull. It’s very strange. He’s too slow.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:48 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Commentators in Wales love Turnbull. It’s very strange. He’s too slow.

Slow, dull, soft and a penalty machine! I literally have no idea how he's playing international rugby, in my opinion he's 5th choice at Cardiff (behind navidi, botham, lewis Hughes, and my Nan)!

Stealing starts from Basham imo

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 3:49 pm

Wayne Pivac to focus on breakdown ahead of Wales' second Argentina clash Wales will target the breakdown and their ball-carrying as critical areas for improvement when they chase a Test series victory over Argentina this Saturday. The Guinness Six Nations champions were left frustrated by those key performance elements after drawing 20-20 with the Pumas in Cardiff. "In the breakdown area we were too loose, and at times we were too slow in getting to our ball-carriers," Wales boss Wayne Pivac said. "The breakdown is an area of the game where we knew Argentina were strong, and we paid the price there a few times. "It will be interesting to see how we go in that area next week. It clearly hampered us throughout the game. "We were our own worst enemies. We will go away, look at that and make sure we are a lot better in our ball-carrying. "We will tend to look at it from a negative point of view after a draw, because everyone wants to win it, but there will be some good stuff there and good effort. "We just have to make sure we build on the good, and eradicate some of the things that were costly. "Neither changing room, for different reasons, would have been celebrating that result. I don't know any side that has celebrated a draw."

Going well so far. Turnbull and Botham seem out of their depth. The future is with big back-row players that flood the breakdown and stop the smaller fetcher-type No.7. Frustrating to watch this, that’s been the case for most games under Pivac. Let’s not kid ourselves, he has good players to choose from.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 4:04 pm

Turnbull just got stripped in contact by a 9...

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 4:05 pm

Last week all I saw from Wales was placid out the back passes and shuffling side to side without any penetration, or sending Davies up the middle alone...

The same today has offered little but 3 turnovers for Argentina.

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Dirtydave Sat 17 Jul 2021, 4:09 pm

Argentina so sloppy out of the changing rooms, props caught up right at a ruck, dropped ball under no pressure...

Far less quality in this game than last weeks

Dirtydave

Posts : 356
Join date : 2019-10-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by mikey_dragon Sat 17 Jul 2021, 4:11 pm

I still don’t get Pivac’s selections. Puts Lewis on for Brown; puts Screech on for Carter, he should be at 6. Halaholo on for Rogers (Tompkins to wing).

mikey_dragon

Posts : 12571
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond  - Page 13 Empty Re: The Wales squad - Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup, and beyond

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 13 of 14 Previous  1 ... 8 ... 12, 13, 14  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum