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Off-Field Distractions Are No Excuse: Gatland

Wales coach Warren Gatland re­fused to blame his team’s chaotic week for Saturday’s 20-10 Six Na­tions defeat by England in Cardiff as his side again failed to turn sustained pos­session into scoring opportunities.
27 Feb 2023 18:30
Off-Field Distractions Are No Excuse: Gatland
England’s Ollie Lawrence celebrates scoring their third try against Wales during their Six nations match at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Britain on February 25, 2023. Photo: REUTERS/ Rebecca Naden

Wales coach Warren Gatland re­fused to blame his team’s chaotic week for Saturday’s 20-10 Six Na­tions defeat by England in Cardiff as his side again failed to turn sustained pos­session into scoring opportunities.

Gatland’s preparation for the game was derailed by a potential strike by players over their dispute with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) that meant he had to cancel training sessions and delay naming his team.

They struggled to get a toehold in Satur­day’s match, and though they were within five points after 75 minutes until Ollie Law­rence’s try secured the win for England, they were always chasing the game.

 

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Source: Reuters

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