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WRU to carry out review of Autumn Nations Series

THE WRU has said it will carry out a review of the national team’s performance during the Autumn Nations Series.

Wales were beaten by New Zealand before they picked up a win against Argentina. Defeat against Georgia followed, a result the WRU said was ‘extremely disappointing’.

They also suffered defeat to Australia having held a 21-point lead at one stage.

The review was pre-planned but there have been questions about Wayne Pivac’s role with Warren Gatland lined up as a potential replacement.

Wales have lost nine of their 12 games in 2022 and the WRU added they are ready to act on the outcome of their review.

WRU CEO Steve Phillips has left no room for interpretation when summing up what he thought of Wales’ debut loss to Georgia and final round defeat to Australia, but he stresses that the proper process must now be followed in order to review the ANS campaign as a whole.

“With no disrespect to Georgia, who are a growing force in the world game, this result was extremely disappointing,” said Phillips.

“We were anticipating a significant improvement against Australia and there was an obvious positive reaction but, again, we are of course disappointed not to have won that game.

“We will now review the Autumn Nation Series campaign in its entirety and in detail, as we always do.

“Upon conclusion of this review we will, of course, act on the outcome as we continue to work towards, the now short-term goal of, success at the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the more immediate 2023 Six Nations competition, but also sustainable longer term success.”

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