Wales Coaching Change Has Meant Massive Change - Louis Rees-Zammit

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Louis Rees-Zammit Admits: Wales Coaching Change Has Meant Massive Change

By David Williams

Louis Rees-Zammit is backing Wales to get their attack together by the end of the Six Nations.

The Gloucester flyer raced half the length of the pitch for a try that edged Wales head of England at the start of the
second half at the weekend, but then saw his side slip to a third successive defeat.

But the biggest attacking threat in the Welsh back line believes things will progress as the youngsters being introduced
into Warren Gatland’s new look squad get a chance to gel.

“With a new coaching set-up it’s always going to be tough going from one to the other. It’s two completely different
styles and it’s about trying to figure out where the best combinations are,” said Rees-Zammit.

“Come the end of the Six Nations our attack will be a lot better. The talent is there for sure.

“It’s just about clicking and working on the combinations. Two new players playing together isn’t going to work overnight
but come the end of the Six Nations we’ll be alright.”

Wales Face Risk of Wooden Spoon as Rees-Zammit and Team Head to Italy After Third Consecutive Defeat in 2023 Championship

England’s 20-10 at Principality Stadium was their first in the Welsh capital since 2017 and condemned Wales to a third
successive defeat in this year’s championship, the first time that has happened since 2007.

Now Rees-Zammit and co have to go to Italy to try to avert winning the Wooden Spoon for the first time in 20 years.
The Italians have yet to win a game, but have pushed both France and Ireland at home and beat Wales in Cardiff last

“We’ve just got to focus on our rugby, ,and we have to start from Italy. Hopefully, we can put in a good performance,” he

“’Gats’ is trying to find his combinations, whether that’s youth or experience. Whatever fits best is obviously going to
help the team a lot more.

“The new combinations went well but we obviously need to keep on improving. We’ve lost again, which isn’t good
enough – we can hopefully put a good performance in against Italy.

“It was a tough week for all of u but we are progressing. I think we’re trying to find our attack a little bit, although our
defence is coming along strong.

“We’ll have to go back and see where we can get better and probably be a little bit more clinical in the 22. We got there
and discipline cost us a few points.”

England Prop Kyle Sinckler Finds Redemption in Victorious Return After 2019 Defeat

For England prop Kyle Sinckler, the victory on Saturday felt like redemption after the 21-13 defeat he suffered in 2019.

That was the day Sinckler gave away a stream of penalties after being branded “a ticking time bomb” before the game
by Wales coach Warren Gatland.

As a piece of mind games targeting it worked a treat, but four years on Sinckler is a wiser and happier man.

“Today was a very pivotal moment not only in my career but in my life,” said Sinckler, eyes gleaming with satisfaction.

“Looking back on the experience I had in 2019 my career could have gone one of two ways. I’m not going to lie, I had
some demons coming back to the Principality Stadium. It was probably one of the hardest days of my life.

“I know we played here in 2021 but that was during Covid … no fans, a totally different experience.

“Walking back into the stadium yesterday, I remembered sitting on these stairs in floods of tears. I know we were
playing Wales but for me it was a Test match between who I am today versus the person I was.

“In 2019 I was a totally different person. I entered the stadium with a lot of hate, a lot of anger and a big chip on my

“Warren Gatland had said something that made headlines and that hurt, if I’m being honest. I felt targeted.

“When I got subbed off and was sitting on the bench I felt I’d let a lot of people down. Four years on I can truly say that
was a blessing.

“Today I leave with an open heart, a lot of gratitude, a lot of appreciation and a lot of love. I finally feel I’ve moved on.”

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