Wayne Pivak says he’s the right man to turn Wales’ recession after his sixth defeat against Ireland’s spin.
Under head coach Pivak, Wales’ defeat went around 32-9 in Dublin and continued into the Autumn Nations Cup opener.
After the Six Nations victory over Italy, they lost to the Irish, France, England, France and Scotland. Georgia next Saturday at Lanelli.
The New Zealanders, who replaced long-serving Warren Gottland following last year’s World Cup semi-final defeat to South Africa, believe their fall will lead to their own downfall.
Pivak is adamant that his methods will ultimately pay dividends, despite the fact that Aviva Stadium is very low, but warned that it will not be resolved soon.
“Right now, they are bittersweet pills for everyone to swallow, because we think we are helping the opposition and giving them so much easier, we are hurting ourselves,” Pivak said.
“We will work very hard to fix this as soon as possible.
“We are concerned about any performance that will not yield results after us, and we had some in the bouncy.
“I think the preparations are great, we work very hard as a group. It takes a while to make sure we click and eliminate the bugs that bother us in seconds.
“We want to change what we have done for more than 10 years and change the mindset, which in my experience does not happen overnight and we will continue to work because we believe in it.
“The players are working very hard. In our view it’s rolling your sleeve on Monday. We’m not giving it up, this is not the World Cup, we’ve working for the World Cup, it’s going to take time.”
Despite having 14 Pivak fielders in the starting line-up who were on duty to beat Guinness Six Nations Scotland two weeks ago, Pivak’s players did not threaten to rectify that poor performance.
While Lock Quinn Rooks and newcomer Wing James Low made efforts for the commanding hosts, captain Johnny Sexton added a penalty and scored two penalties before avoiding injury.
Home newcomer Billy Burns doubled the penalty, while substitute Conor Murray booted two penalties and won the slot for a conversion.
Lee Hoffenny promised Wales some reactions through penalties but they slowed down to their longest defeat in eight years, with the only wins from eight starts coming against Italy and Barbarians a year ago after Pivot Gotland.
Pivak plans to make changes to the confrontation with Georgia next weekend, but that was the intention before crossing the Irish Sea.
“We’re not going to change from our plans, so there will be a lot of changes next week, which are pre-planned,” he said.
Georgia is about to give the team a run by the end of the game, and that’s what we do.
“We will continue to build depth and work hard.”
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