Scott wants to see Wales' nasty side
The Rugby Paper|November 29, 2020
SCOTT Quinnell has described Wayne Pivac’s Wales as “too nice” and told the side to quickly find a hard edge or risk sliding further down World Rugby’s rankings.
ALEX BYWATER
Head coach Pivac suffered his seventh defeat in ten games when England emerged victorious in the Autumn Nations Cup clash in Llanelli yesterday.

Wales’ struggles this autumn have been caused by their inability to get physical dominance at the gain line and a poor setpiece. It has stopped Pivac’s desire to play a wider game dead in its tracks.

Former No.8 Quinnell told TRP: “It’s been a tough time since Wayne has taken over and the team will be disappointed.

“They’re trying to change a few things, but they’ll know themselves that if your scrum, lineout and gain line is struggling, then it’s going to be a tough day at the office.

“If you don’t get over the gainline from first phase in international rugby then it’s very difficult to create quick ball and get runners off second phase.

“Wales have had Jamie Roberts or Hadleigh Parkes in the past to get them over the gainline. Until they sort that issue out I don’t think they’ll get anywhere. When you get go forward, you can start playing.

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