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Hate to be proved right – Why do some scrum half’s consistently give the ball away to the opposition???

Hate to be proved right about this, but in my opinion kicking the ball away too often, I believe was Wales’ downfall in the Rugby World Cup!

You spend ages perfecting a line out and a scrum in order to win the ball and play some rugby and then simply kick it back to the opposition, What’s the point! I understand kicking in defence and for Territory, but just giving the ball away in the middle of the park seems completely pointless to me. Especially when you have fantastic World Class backs like Hadleigh Park, Jonathon Davies, George North and Josh Adams who are hardly getting their hands on the ball.

I feel that this loss was a result of poor tactics and a poor performance rather than being beaten by a better side, which is hurting for all of Wales’ and most be even more so for the players who had there best chance of a final place or even better!

We would have been beaten by more had it not been for South Africa kicking the ball straight back to us (even when there wasn’t much time on the clock), the donuts!

Two poor teams, kicking the ball away and if they persist with the same tactic against England, they will get stuffed (and deservedly so)!

See earlier article for more on way I think this tactic needs to be ended.

Why do some scrum half’s consistently give the ball away to the opposition???

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/why-do-some-scrum-halfs-consistently-give-the-ball-away-to-the-opposition/
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RWC SF 2: RSA vs. WAL

RWC SF 2: RSA vs. WAL

RWC SF 2: RSA vs. WAL


— Read on thereveree.com/2019/10/27/rwc-sf-2-rsa-vs-wal/

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Heartbreak for Wales as World Cup dream ends

Heartbreak for Wales as World Cup dream ends

Heartbreak for Wales as World Cup dream ends


— Read on nation.cymru/news/heartbreak-for-wales-as-world-cup-dream-ends/

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What is Warren Gatland’s next job and why is he leaving Wales after Rugby World Cup?

What is Warren Gatland’s next job and why is he leaving Wales after Rugby World Cup?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/10221382/warren-gatland-next-job-wales-rugby-world-cup-replacement/
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Wales vs South Africa FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Rugby World Cup semi-final

Wales vs South Africa FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Rugby World Cup semi-final

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/10214044/wales-vs-south-africa-free-live-stream-tv-channel-kick-off-time-team-news-rugby-world-cup-semi-final/
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Wales vs South Africa: Caps, scrum weight, tries and history – Welsh edge scrum but firing Springboks are a try machine

Wales vs South Africa: Caps, scrum weight, tries and history – Welsh edge scrum but firing Springboks are a try machine

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/4879323/wales-vs-south-africa-caps-scrum-weight-tries-and-history-welsh-edge-scrum-but-firing-springboks-are-a-try-machine/
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2019 Rugby World Cup Semifinal: Wales vs South Africa

2019 Rugby World Cup Semifinal: Wales vs South Africa

2019 Rugby World Cup Semifinal: Wales vs South Africa


— Read on djcoilrugby.com/2019/10/25/2019-rugby-world-cup-semifinal-wales-vs-south-africa/

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Gareth Thomas slams Sebastien Vahaamahina over ‘intentional act of violence’ for red card

Gareth Thomas slams Sebastien Vahaamahina over ‘intentional act of violence’ for red card

Gareth Thomas slams Sebastien Vahaamahina over ‘intentional act of violence’ for red card


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Sebastien Vahaamahina red card gives Wales dramatic win over France

Sebastien Vahaamahina red card gives Wales dramatic win over France

Sebastien Vahaamahina red card gives Wales dramatic win over France


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Controversial Moriarty try leads Wales into World Cup semi-finals

Controversial Moriarty try leads Wales into World Cup semi-finals

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/10174503/wales-20-france-19-rugby-world-cup-japan/
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Furious Wales caught up in World Cup row after Eddie Jones consultancy revelation – Wales Online

Wales have been left furious with Japanese rugby team Suntory Sungoliath after their relationship with England boss Eddie Jones was revealed.

Wales flung open their doors for coaches from Sungoliath on two separate occasions last season, including a week during the successful Six Nations campaign.

Coaches from the Japanese outfit spent a week embedded in the camp, observing different coaching techniques and will have been privy to tactical details Wales were using to prepare for games.

— Read more on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/furious-wales-caught-up-world-16543179

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Sam Warburton tips Wales for 12-point Rugby World Cup win and names the one France player who worries him – Wales Online

Sam Warburton tips Wales for 12-point Rugby World Cup win and names the one France player who worries him – Wales Online
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The Rugby World Cup morning headlines as Jonathan Davies trains with heavily strapped leg and Josh Adams goes after Shane Williams – Wales Online

There’s just one more day until Wales face France in the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter final.

The squad have already been out for the Captain’s Run training session this morning and Josh Adams, Jake Ball and Tomas Francis were up for questioning at the latest press conference.

We’ve got what they had to say  as well as new from the England camp ahead of their spiky clash with Australia – Billy Vunipola has given his teammates a warning and some news from the French camp.

This morning’s first game is  the England v Australia game at 8.15am and then we’ve got New Zealand taking on Ireland.

You can get all the up-to-date news on those in our Rugby World Cup live blog .

Here are your morning headlines from Japan on October 19.

Jonathan Davies’ leg heavily strapped

(Image: Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency)
Alun Wyn Jones has this morning led his player’s out for the Captain’s Run ahead of tomorrow’s quarter final with France.

All players were present, including Jonathan Davies, who still has that left leg heavily strapped. Conditions were muggy after a heavy rainfall yesterday in Beppu but players looked calm and relaxed ahead of tomorrow’s quarter-final.

Josh Adams has Shane Williams record in his sights
With just one try behind the Amman Valley-born wing, Josh Adams could claim (or equal) Shane’s Rugby World Cup record.

Back in 2007 the iconic winger scored six tries, the most scored by any Welshman in a Rugby World Cup. And this year, so  far, Adams has gone over the line five times.

Can he beat him? We asked the Blues fullback.

“I wasn’t aware of that until after the Uruguay game,” said Adams.

“Now I know I’m one behind him, it would be nice to level or overtake him.”

JOSH ADAMS, JAKE BALL AND TOMAS FRANCIS FACE THE CAMERAS AHEAD OF QUARTER FINALS
 

Adams also answered criticism from French winger Yoann Huget who called Wales’ game plan ‘dull’.

“Everyone has an opinion,” he said.

“Maybe in the past we’ve kept things a bit tighter and kicked a little more ball. But that’s just all about the gameplan. We ID areas of the game where we can put teams under pressure.

“I think in the past four games we’ve moved the ball quite well and scored some good tries actually. It’s another string to our bow. We can grind teams down but we can move the ball around.

“It’s nice to keep teams guessing sometimes.

“It’s all about trying to get a complete game.”

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Wales has an ‘edge’ in training
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The camp has been as relaxed as ever this week, remarks Adams, but he admits that the intensity has been building as Sunday approaches.

“I think this week we’ve all been relaxed like we have most weeks to be honest with you,” he said.

“I don’t think you can get worked up too early. The game is on Sunday not Tuesday. It’s been slowly building, there’s been an edge to us in training.”

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The text message Wales’ new hero Aaron Wainwright gets after every game
Fast-tracked Wales star Aaron Wainwright has revealed the first feedback he receives after every game comes from his old coaches at Cardiff Met and Whiteheads RFC.

Wainwright was part of Cardiff City Football Club’s academy as a teenager but made the transition into rugby in his late teens.

He has only been playing rugby for four years and started playing youth rugby at Whiteheads RFC in Newport.

In the 2016/17 season he was playing Championship rugby for Cardiff Met RFC and only made his Dragons debut in October 2017. He made his Wales debut on the 2018 summer tour of Argentina.

On Sunday, he starts a World Cup quarter-final but he reveals his old coaches and mates back home are still the first to let him know if he plays well or poorly.

“I’ve had a lot of messages – some from the coaches of Cardiff Met and some from coaches and friends at Whiteheads,” said the 22-year-old.

“Every week in the few days before the games I get messages coming through and it gives me a lot of confidence going into the games.

“They’re the first ones to feed back to me afterwards in terms of whether I’ve had a good game or a bad one. If it’s good they congratulate me and if it’s bad they’re the first ones to pick me up.

“The support has been great from back home.”

WALES TRAINING AHEAD OF RUGBY WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL AGAINST FRANCE
Fully fit and experienced Wales better prepared than 2015
Four years ago, an injury hit Wales exited the Rugby World Cup at the quarter-final stage.

It was heartbreak for Wales as South Africa’s Fourie du Preez scuttled over in the closing stages to send the men in red packing.

But Warren Gatland’s current crop are different, according to flanker Justin Tipuric, who came off the bench that day at Twickenham but will start against France in Oita on Sunday.

“It is different and going undefeated as well helps building that confidence, and to be able to pick from a fully fit squad is another positive,” said Tipuric.

“Boys want to get out on the training paddock and put things right and get ready for the game on the weekend.”

“It’s been quite relaxed in camp to be honest. Everyone is excited and looking forward to playing in a quarter final of the World Cup and just want to get out there and perform on the big stage.”

He added: “If you’ve been there before and you’ve learnt from those experiences it is going to help in big games, and big players normally make a difference in those games.

“You don’t want to lose any game, but unfortunately in rugby there are lots of ups and downs in your career. 2015 was one of those frustrating times when we lost that quarter-final with South Africa.

“The boys have to learn from that and we don’t want to feel disappointment like that again.

“Fingers crossed it won’t happen again.”

Billy Vunipola warns England: ‘Turn up or we go home’
Billy Vunipola looks on during the England training session(Image: Getty Images)
 

England go into today’s win-or-bust Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia with Billy Vunipola warning his team mates: “Turn up or we go home”.

For the first time since the Wallabies eliminated them from the last tournament in 2015, England face a straight knockout match.

The Saracens star said: “I told the lads, ‘this could be our last session’. I said it just to check the boys and I had a few stares. They laughed it off, but I was, like, ‘I am being serious, if we don’t turn up, we are going home’.

“You don’t want to live in fairyland because you get to Sunday and it’s done, and that’s when the excuses come up.

“But if you just take it head on… we have talked about it already, made sure we know what the consequences are.

“We know if we can keep playing the way we have been playing, but just that little bit better, we will be in a good place.”

The bad boy of French rugby picked to play against Wales
Wales will face French rugby’s bad boy Bernard le Roux when they clash with Les Bleus in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

The back-row or lock forward was sent off and suspended for a cynical stamp on Phil John during a Champions Cup clash between Racing 92 and the Scarlets in Llanelli.

South African-born le Roux, who kept Dan Lydiate out of the team during the Wales international’s stint at Racing, kicked out at John during the pool match at Parc y Scarlets.

Bernard Le Roux takes a selfie with fans after defeating Argentina 23-21in the Rugby World Cup Pool C game(Image: AP)
English referee Greg Garner dismissed le Roux after consulting with the television match official.

The player served a seven-week ban last season for a dangerous tackle on Clermont Auvergne’s France international Wesley Fofana.

He had previously advised Johnny Sexton, who had suffered from concussions, to “wear a helmet” ahead of a Six Nations clash between France and Ireland.

Read more on le Roux, here.

Rugby World Cup to hold a moment’s silence for Japan typhoon victims
A moment of silence will be held before Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarterfinals to remember victims of a deadly typhoon that struck Japan last week.

It will be held as “symbol of the global rugby family’s solidarity in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, which has claimed more than 70 lives”, World Rugby head of communications Dominic Rumbles said.

The weekend’s kick off times
England v Australia: Saturday, 8.15am

New Zealand v Ireland: Saturday, 11.15am

Wales v France: Sunday, 8.15am

Japan v South Africa: Sunday, 11.15am

— Read more on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-world-cup-morning-headlines-17111183.amp

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Rugby-Wales have more strings to their bow these days, says Adams

Rugby-Wales have more strings to their bow these days, says Adams

Rugby-Wales have more strings to their bow these days, says Adams
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Sir Gareth Edwards: World Rugby’s drive against dangerous challenges can boost the sport – BBC Sport

Sir Gareth Edwards: World Rugby’s drive against dangerous challenges can boost the sport – Wales and British and Irish Lions legend Sir Gareth Edwards believes World Rugby’s drive against dangerous tackles can make the game better.

Seven players were sent off or later banned and 26 sin-binned during the World Cup’s pool stage.

That has led to fears disciplinary action could decide knock-out games.

But ex-scrum-half Edwards says if tackles become lower, “it’ll release the ball much faster and I think the game will become a lot better for it”.

Ireland centre Bundi Aki is out of the tournament after being banned for three weeks following his high challenge on Samoa’s UJ Seuteni in their 47-5 Pool A win.

Aki will be an onlooker when Ireland take on New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.

He is not alone in having fallen foul of a concerted effort to force players to aim lower and reduce the use of swinging arms at the tournament.

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/rugby-union/50079693

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Liam Williams: Wales full-back confident of Rugby World Cup success…

If anybody epitomises the calm confidence within the Wales squad, it is full-back Liam Williams.

After all, the Saracens back has already won Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership and a Grand Slam in 2019.

Now there is only one thing left to add to his glittering CV for this calendar year.

And Williams is not shy of predicting what he thinks Wales can achieve in the next two weeks as they prepare to face France in the quarter-finals, following four wins from four in Group D.

“There’s only one thing we think we can do and that is win [the World Cup],” said Williams.

“Four wins from four games so far has been good and exactly what we aimed for at the start of the campaign.

“I wouldn’t say we’ve got the easy route to the World Cup but we’ve got France next and we need to beat them to be looking at the bigger picture. I then think we can go on and win it.”

Previous Welsh sides and individual players would have been unwilling to make such bold statements. This Warren Gatland squad are not afraid to back themselves.

Williams says confidence has come from the past 18 months which have seen Six Nations success and a record 14-match unbeaten run.

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Image caption Wales’ 14th consecutive victory was against Ireland in March 2019 and secured a Six Nations Grand Slam
“Over the past 18 months we’ve won the Six Nations and we’ve been away on a couple of these camps and it has all brought us into one huge team,” said Williams.

“That has been great for Wales and hopefully it is going to put us in good stead.”

The belief has been instilled by the departing Gatland, who is aiming to conclude his 12-year reign as Wales coach with global glory.

“Warren doesn’t really switch much,” said Williams. “He’s just himself and gives us a lot of energy.

“We’ll have a laugh and a joke but when it comes down to working we’ll work.”

Williams has played a pivotal part in the Welsh renaissance of the past two years and has erased some of the hot-headed traits that affected him earlier in his international career.

— Read more on www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/rugby-union/50056869

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales’ team behind the team in Japan…

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales’ team behind the team in Japan – Rugby is no longer a game of 15 players, nor is it confined to the additional eight on the bench or the 31 in a World Cup squad. A team is much bigger than that.

Wales’ players are all well recognised, as are head coach Warren Gatland and his assistants Shaun Edwards, Neil Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Robin McBryde, all of whom are former rugby union or league internationals themselves.

But what about the others driving Wales’ bid to win a first World Cup?

When the television cameras pan to Gatland watching a game from the stands, who is by his side behind a laptop, helping him analyse all that is unfolding before him?

Who is responsible for getting the players into the extraordinary physical condition required for the rigours of Test rugby?

And who is it who runs on to the field to tend to injured players and then help them recover for the next brutal assignment?

In their own words, members of the Welsh Rugby Union’s staff in Japan explain to BBC Sport Wales how they all contribute to Wales’ quest for World Cup glory.

This is Wales’ team behind the team.

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/rugby-union/50025775

https://welshbizuk.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/rugby-world-cup-2019-wales-team-behind-the-team-in-japan/

Rugby World Cup: Warren Gatland’s experience gives Wales confidence – Navidi…

Josh Navidi is set to play in his first World Cup quarter-final against France on Sunday but, in Warren Gatland, he has a head coach who has seen it all before at rugby’s biggest tournament.

The New Zealander led Wales to the semi-finals in 2011 and the last eight four years later.

Gatland will leave his post at the end of the World Cup and his players will be tapping into his experience to ensure he leaves on a high.

“It’s massive,” said Navidi.

“It’s that confidence that we know that he’s been there before and he can push us through the week and make sure we’re ready for that.

“He’s been around for a long time, how many Six Nations championships he’s had and how far he’s gone in the World Cup in the past.

“We want them [the coaching staff] to finish on a high and, how long they’ve been around, we want them to finish on a positive and give them the send-off they deserve.”

— Read more on www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/rugby-union/50068338

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/rugby-world-cup-warren-gatlands-experience-gives-wales-confidence-navidi/

Dan Biggar: Jacques Brunel says Wales fly-half would miss match under French rules…

Dan Biggar: Jacques Brunel says Wales fly-half would miss match under French rules – France coach Jacques Brunel says Wales fly-half Dan Biggar would not be allowed to play in the World Cup quarter-final under concussion rules in French rugby’s Top 14 league.

Biggar is fit for Wales to play France on Sunday despite two head injuries.

“Everyone takes their responsibilities,” said Brunel.

“[In] the French Top 14, under FFR rules, sustaining two concussions automatically means three weeks out with the protocol applied there.”

Brunel added: “So he wouldn’t have been able to play. That’s all I have to say about that.”

Brunel was responding to questions about Biggar and ex-Wales captain Sam Warburton recently criticising French rugby for not taking concussion seriously.

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/rugby-union/50094803

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/dan-biggar-jacques-brunel-says-wales-fly-half-would-miss-match-under-french-rules/

Rugby World Cup: Wales full strength for France quarter-final…

Rugby World Cup: Wales full strength for France quarter-final – Wales backs Jonathan Davies, Dan Biggar and Hadleigh Parkes have all been passed fit to face France for the World Cup quarter-final in Oita on Sunday.

Davies has recovered from a knee injury suffered against Fiji while Parkes picked up a shoulder problem against Uruguay.

Biggar suffered separate head injuries against Fiji and Australia and was forced off in both games.

Wing George North is also available after recovering from an ankle injury.

Aaron Wainwright has been given a back-row place alongside Justin Tipuric and Josh Navidi with Ross Moriarty named on the bench.
— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/rugby-union/50093228

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Not Long Now Until WalvFra at the #Japan2019 – #WelshRugby #RugbyWorldCup

The game is on 8am Sunday Morning!

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Two of France’s best players injured ahead of Wales Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash – Wales Online

Two of France’s best players injured ahead of Wales Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash – Wales Online
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Rugby World Cup: Wales have 240 more minutes to ‘achieve something special’ after ugly Uruguay win – BBC Sport

Rugby World Cup: Wales have 240 more minutes to ‘achieve something special’ after ugly Uruguay win – An ugly job completed in the beautiful surroundings of the Kumamoto Stadium and now onto the World Cup knockout stages. That is what Wales will take from their laboured 35-13 win over Uruguay.

In pure statistics, it was a fourth successive win for Wales to top Pool D and set up a World Cup quarter-final against France in Oita. 

Forensic analysis about how this shadow Welsh side squandered so many chances will be kept to a minimum. Five try-scoring opportunities missed and multiple mistakes were made by a side showing 13 changes.

The Rugby World Cup is a moving feast and Wales will have to move on from Uruguay quickly.

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/rugby-union/50035663

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The verdict on the Wales youngster whose Rugby World Cup cameo has excited a lot of people – Wales Online

The verdict on the Wales youngster whose Rugby World Cup cameo has excited a lot of people – Wales Online
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The Rugby World Cup morning headlines as 66 confirmed dead, star suffers awful theft and Scotland v Japan row takes new twist – Wales Online

The Rugby World Cup morning headlines as 66 confirmed dead, star suffers awful theft and Scotland v Japan row takes new twist – Wales Online
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