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???
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