Getting Ready for Wales Autumn Test Matches
The British and Irish Lions series is but a distant memory as we move into October. After the stinging criticism from players including Irishman Sean O’Brien, the Wales coaching team have an opportunity to prove themselves.
On the 11th November, Wales play Australia (kick off at 17:15). In the recent Rugby Championship, the Wallabies just managed to finished 2nd, ahead of a lack-lustre Springboks and miles behind the champions New Zealand. Has there ever been a better time to beat them?
Pre-match, we have a hospitality events at the Radisson Blue Hotel in the centre of Cardiff. Prior to Wales playing Australia, ex British Lions and Wales full back Lee Byrne will be talking about his rugby experiences. Lee only retired from rugby in 2015 and has first hand experience of working with the present incumbent Wales coaching team. He also knows how it feels to be on the winning side when playing against Australia, having played a key part and scoring a try in the 21-18 victory in 2008. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say.
A week later, Wales entertain Georgia. This is expected to be a physical battle for players on the fringe of the Wales first team.
And on the 25th November, the mighty All Blacks role into Cardiff. Fresh from their demolition of Argentina, Australia and South Africa, they will be looking to brush aside Wales and build on another long winning streak. Have the Wales coaching team and players learned enough in the summer to devise a plan to beat the men in black? We can only but hope.
Who better to ask than our speakers James Hook and Emyr Lewis? James Hook has played under Gatland and many people in Wales believe that he should still be in the squad. Emyr Lewis is an ex-international with plenty to say.
The last game of the Autumn series is against South Africa on the 2nd December. The Springboks had a mixed Rugby Championship, including a record loss against the All Blacks. However, against Australia there were signs that the tide might be changing and this will be a real challenge for Wales.
We will have to wait and see whether the Wales coaching team can prove the doubters wrong and implement a game plan to beat the men south of the equator.
For more information or to book a place at the Pre-Match hospitality event with Lee Byrne prior to Wales vs Australia or with James Hook and Emyr Lewis prior to Wales vs New Zealand, please contact Paul Fielding on:
Phone: 01656 782252 or 07768 418308
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