Wayne Pivac says Wales is desperate to put behind the Six Nations embarrassment from Italy

‘No Hiding’: Wayne Pivac Says Wales Is Desperate To Put Behind Italy’s Embarrassment Of The Six Nations In A daunting Series of Three Tests in South Africa’s World Champions Backyard

  • Wayne Pivac admitted Wales’s defeat to Italy in March was “embarrassing”
  • The dragons are currently preparing for a series of three tests against South Africa
  • Pivac hopes Wales will bounce back from Springboks from next week

A long time passes between drinks, ”Wayne Pivac quipped this week, admitting he was ashamed of Italy’s humiliation of the Six Nations.

Pivac’s team landed in South Africa last week ahead of a daunting series of three tests with world champion Springbox.

This is an even more difficult result from Wales’ recent result.

Wales coach Wayne Pivac admitted defeat to Italy in March was

Wales coach Wayne Pivac admitted defeat to Italy in March was “embarrassing”

The first home defeat to Italy in March was the nadir of Pivac’s Welsh term as coach.

On the positive side for Wales, even with the best team in the world they cannot be any worse than their Azzurri performance.

“We have to be much better than our last game. I say it with a smile on my face, ”said Pivac.

“We were embarrassed by this last performance, there is no need to hide from it … The players and management talked about it.

“Nobody likes to end up sour with a weak performance.

“We are a better team than this and we need to go out and show it in the first test while supporting it with good performances in the second and third.

Pivac hopes his team will get better as they become South Africa's favorite in a three-test series

Pivac hopes his team will get better as they become South Africa’s favorite in a three-test series

“This is certainly what we are going to achieve.” Pivac continued: “History is clear that we did not do well there (South Africa). In some camps they said you had everything to gain and nothing to lose.

“The last test we played we made a mistake and we need to make sure we do everything we can to make this one a good one. We will not go out there with a careless attitude. We will do what we consider necessary to try to win the first test and then prepare for a great series. ” The odds are stacked up against Wales in the Rainbow Nation.

South Africa will play at home in front of their own fans for the first time since winning the 2019 World Cup this summer.

The first two tests take place at altitude and, as always, the challenge for Wales will be to counter the giant Springbok pack and their backup bomb squad.

South Africa will play at home in front of their own fans for the first time in three years

South Africa will play at home in front of their own fans for the first time in three years

Pivac’s side moved closer to South Africa last fall, but the Wales boss rightly admitted his side struggled in that narrow 23-18 defeat at Cardiff.

With this in mind, caring for the back in relation to Tomas Francis’s first choice of prop is a huge problem for Wales and Pivac.

Dillon Lewis and Sam Wainwright and Harri O’Connor without the cap are reserves.

No Welsh team has ever won a test series in South Africa.

“If we can hold South Africa on one try, as we did against France in the Six Nations, we would be very pleased,” said Pivac. – There were some good things that came out of the Six Nations, let’s not forget that. We know how well we can play when we put it together.

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