威爾士對陣澳大利亞。主教練韋恩-皮瓦克承認對陣小袋鼠時 "事關重大

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威爾士對陣澳大利亞。主教練韋恩-皮瓦克承認對陣小袋鼠時 "事關重大

最後更新於.從威爾士橄欖球部分

威爾士主教練韋恩-皮瓦克說,他知道對澳大利亞的最後一次秋季國際比賽的重要性,他的職位受到了審查。

威爾士主場迎戰澳洲隊,需要一場勝利來幫助確保他的長期地位。

皮瓦克說:"我們知道這事關重大,很明顯,"。

當被問及如果威爾士隊未能擊敗澳大利亞隊,他的工作是否會受到影響時,皮瓦克補充說:"其他人會做出這些決定。

"我們在內部所做的是確保我們準備得最好。我不能被這些事情牽着鼻子走。

"在一天結束時,這是我們所處的專業環境。我們知道有很多利害關係,很明顯。

"我們這周在這裡捲起袖子,試圖得到大家想要的結果。

"處於這個位置是非常令人失望的。作為主教練,很多決策的責任都在我身上。

"我並不迴避這一點。我們所做的是看我們能控制什麼。

"這就是我們這周來的每一天,最大限度地提高我們如何讓球隊在精神上和身體上保持正確。

"這當然是這周每個人的重點。球員們在評論中非常誠實,並在訓練中走出去,身體力行。"

皮瓦克說,威爾士橄欖球聯盟將在秋季系列賽後進行審查,他堅持說這是正常的做法。

這位新西蘭人說,在喬治亞州的失敗後,他本周已經與管理機構的老闆們談過。

"這只是標準,專注於此時此刻,"Pivac補充說。

"我們在運動結束時審查運動,而不是在運動期間。

"因此,這只是標準的事情,討論我們這周在做什麼,以及我們如何能夠提高業績,是我們的正常對話。

"我們在每個訓練營都有每周的接觸,這周也不例外。"

自2019年世界盃後接替沃倫-加特蘭以來,皮瓦克的總體記錄是13勝、19敗和1平。

已經取得了一些成功,2021年六國賽冠軍,皮瓦克成為第一個在南非取得對春風隊測試勝利的威爾士教練。

不過,威爾士在2022年的11場比賽中輸了8場,勝利的對手是蘇格蘭、南非和阿根廷。

皮瓦克的球隊以55-23被新西蘭隊擊敗開始了秋季戰役,然後以20-13擊敗阿根廷隊而恢復。隨後,格魯吉亞隊又被羞辱了一番。

皮瓦克在看到威爾士隊重複了今年早些時候對意大利隊的比賽後,接受了對威爾士隊缺乏一致性的批評。

皮瓦克說:"100%(我可以看到),"皮瓦克說。

"如果我在外面,沒有所有的信息,就直接的結果,我也會問同樣的問題。"

2月4日星期六,威爾士在主場對陣世界排名第一的愛爾蘭隊,開始了2023年的六國賽。

明年9月,威爾士將在法國對陣斐濟,開啟世界盃的征程,之後將與葡萄牙、澳大利亞和格魯吉亞進行比賽。

儘管目前局勢動盪,皮瓦克堅持認為他正在繼續進行世界盃的準備工作,並將於周日前往法國。

"背景中總是有大局觀。皮瓦克說:"馬丁-威廉姆斯(威爾士隊經理)本周的前幾天一直在法國[在]。

"事情在繼續,過去幾天在倫敦有一個大型會議,是為本周沒有參與比賽的首席執行官和教練員舉辦的。

"事情在背景中進行世界盃的規劃。我們周日就要去法國了。在這方面沒有什麼變化。"


Last updated on .From the section Welsh Rugby

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac says he knows the importance of the final autumn international against Australia with his position under scrutiny.

Wales host the Wallabies needing a win to help secure his long-term position.

"We know there's a lot at stake, clearly," said Pivac.

When asked whether his job would be on the line should Wales fail to beat Australia, Pivac added: "Other people make those decisions.

"What we do internally is make sure we prepare the best we can. I can't get sidetracked by those sort of things.

"At the end of the day, it's the professional environment we're in. We know there's a lot at stake, clearly.

"We're here rolling our sleeves up this week to try and get the result everyone wants.

"It's very disappointing to be in this position. As head coach, the responsibility lies with me for a lot of the decision-making.

"I don't shy away from that. What we do is look at what we can control.

"That's been every day we come in this week, maximising how we get the team right mentally and physically.

"That's certainly been the focus of everyone this week. Players have been very honest in reviews and gone out and been physical in training."

Pivac says the Welsh Rugby Union will conduct a review after the autumn series, which he insisted was normal practice.

The New Zealander says he has spoken with bosses at the governing body this week following the Georgia defeat.

"It's just the standard, focusing on the here and now," added Pivac.

"We review campaigns at the end of the campaign, not during.

"So it's just standard things discussing what we're doing this week and how we can improve the performance, normal conversations we'd have.

"We have weekly contact in every camp and this week has been no different."

Pivac's overall record since taking over from Warren Gatland after the 2019 World Cup is 13 wins, 19 defeats and a draw.

There has been some success with the 2021 Six Nations title and Pivac becoming the first Wales coach to achieve a Test victory over the Springboks in South Africa.

Wales, though, have lost eight out of 11 games in 2022, with victories coming against Scotland, South Africa and Argentina.

Pivac's side began the autumn campaign with a 55-23 hammering by New Zealand, before recovering to defeat Argentina 20-13. That was followed by the Georgia humbling.

Pivac accepted criticism over Wales' lack of consistency after watching the squad repeat what happened earlier in the year against Italy.

"100% (I can see that)," said Pivac.

"If I was on the outside, without all the information, on the straight results, I'd be asking the same questions."

Wales start the 2023 Six Nations at home to world-ranked number one side Ireland on Saturday, 4 February.

Wales open the World Cup campaign against Fiji in France next September before matches against Portugal, Australia and Georgia.

Despite the current turmoil, Pivac insists he is continuing with World Cup preparation and will be travelling to France on Sunday.

"There's always the big picture in the background. Martyn Williams (Wales team manager) has been in France [in the] first few days of this week," said Pivac.

"Things go on, there's been a big conference in London the last few days for chief executives and coaches that aren't involved in matches this week.

"Things go on for World Cup planning in the background. We're off to France on Sunday. Nothing changes in that respect."

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