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Louis Rees-Zammit: ‘Specific tempo’ of Wales wing helps seal Fiji victory

2021-11-15 04:58:47


Head coach Wayne Pivac says Wales must take care of the ball higher after taking time to beat Fiji
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 20 November Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Protection: Stay textual content commentary on the BBC Sport web site and app. Stay commentary BBC Radio Cymru, updates on BBC Radio Wales.

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac was grateful for the specific tempo of wing Louis Rees-Zammit within the 38-23 victory over Fiji.

Rees-Zammit, 20, scored an excellent solo strive after sprinting onto his expertly measured left-foot kick as Wales produced a late scoring rally in Cardiff.

“That is what he can do, you may’t coach that,” mentioned Pivac.

“It is nice to have him in your facet when he can do these kinds of issues.”

With the rating at 24-23 within the 74th minute, Rees-Zammit shocked Fiji and the Principality Stadium crowd by producing an electrifying flip of pace to beat fly-half Ben Volavola to the ball.

“That is simply specific tempo,” added Pivac.

“I used to be simply happy for him as a result of he was marked pretty closely on the left wing. He confirmed that particular person brilliance and uncooked tempo.”

Louis Rees-Zammit has scored six tries in 11 internationals for Wales
Louis Rees-Zammit has scored six tries in 11 internationals for Wales

Captain Ellis Jenkins was additionally left in awe of Wales’ fifth strive, which consolidated the victory following a laboured show.

“What a strive, he is quick, is not he?” added Jenkins.

“Once you’ve acquired guys with gasoline on the wing you see how good they’re in house.

“The problem for us is to try this extra usually. His strive was a giant momentum shift for us.”

Unleashing Rees-Zammit will likely be a problem for the Welsh beginning centre partnership towards Australia subsequent weekend.

There was late midfield disruption towards Fiji with Josh Adams struggling a calf damage within the warm-up and Nick Tompkins introduced in to associate Johnny Williams.

Willis Halaholo was a substitute for his first involvement within the autumn sequence after recovering from Covid-19. The Cardiff centre impressed when he entered the fray within the ultimate quarter for Williams.

“Speaking to the midfield pair that began the sport, they felt a number of the laborious work was executed and issues had been beginning to open up,” added Pivac.

“If you happen to speak to Johnny Williams, he’d like to have been on the pitch in these ultimate 20 minutes.

“However we chosen the facet a sure manner, we needed to take a look at Josh Adams in midfield. That did not occur so there was going to be a little bit of time for the pair that began to get issues proper.

“Fiji had been bodily and at instances we had been knocked off our stride. It is so simple as that.

“We’ll be reviewing the sport and taking a look at it. He (Halaholo) is one we needed to make use of in the beginning of the sequence and the actual fact he is been out hasn’t been right down to something apart from Covid.”

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