Wayne Pivac has expressed his disappointment with Wales’ lack of clinical edge in their 20-20 draw with Argentina. Robert Rees brings you all the latest updates from Pivac and Player of the Game Hallam Amos.
Wayne Pivac disappointed with untaken chances
“We’re disappointed with the opportunities we gave them, they were very direct up the middle of the park,” said Pivac.
“The errors kept creeping into our game and that disrupted us. It sets us up for a game next week to clinch the series though.”
The Wales Head Coach has already got his eye on where Wales must improve saying, “We’ve got to make sure we’re disciplined and don’t give them field position. We went off script today a few times and that went well for us.”
Pivac happy for Evans’ shot at goal
Despite missing out on a long range penalty late on via the boot of Jarrod Evans, Pivac wasn’t bothered about the chance to build pressure in the corner.
“If kickers are second guessing their range then they should go to the corner, but it was only half a metre or so away from winning us the game.”
Scrum a key work-on
The scrum struggled until replacement props Gareth Thomas and Leon Brown came off the bench, and Pivac explained how they’ll now go away and look at where they need to improve.
“We’ll work on the scrums and Jon Humphreys will rip it apart and see where we can improve.”
Amos pleased with new-look backline
The Welsh backline held just 51 caps if you exclude Jon Davies’ tally, and Seren Y Gem Hallam Amos was pleased with how they slotted together around their captain.
“There was a large period where we weren’t clinical, when they were down to 14 men, but it was the first time most of us have played together, I feel we did pretty well,” said Amos.
“We dealt with their kicking game well and I hope to get back out there next week. It’s where I want to be [playing fullback] and I hope I’ve done the shirt proud.”
Tomos Williams’ impact felt
“Tomos was great,” explained Amos. “He was fantastic when he came on. His speed of thought is incredible, there aren’t many players as skilful as him.”
Red card unlucky, but not wrong
When Juan Mallia was shown red for his high hit on Kieran hardy from the restart it re-sparked the debate on whether it was the right call or not, but Welsh fullback Amos agrees with the call.
“They’ve [coaches] been on to us all week about getting up to them and in their faces as quickly as we can, so it’s tough, but it does look like a red card. It’s just so hard to slow your feet down when you’re that close.”
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