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The brutal numbers behind Wayne Pivac's tenure as Wales boss

By PA
Wayne Pivac - PA

Wayne Pivac’s reign as Wales head coach has come to an end after three years in charge. The Welsh Rugby Union confirmed Pivac’s departure following their review of Wales’ Autumn Nations Series campaign and he has been replaced by Warren Gatland.

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Wales won just 13 of 34 Tests under Pivac’s direction after succeeding his fellow New Zealander following the 2019 World Cup.

They suffered a ninth defeat in 12 tests this year when they blew a 21-point lead in the 39-34 loss to Australia last month in their final match of the Autumn series, which also included defeats by New Zealand and Georgia.

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And Gatland now makes an extraordinary return to the post he held between 2008 and 2019, during which time Wales won four Six Nations titles, including three Grand Slams, reached two World Cup semi-finals and briefly headed the world rankings.

Pivac leaves the post with a winning ratio of just 38 per cent.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the numbers of Pivac’s tenure.

34 – the number of Tests Pivac was in charge of.

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13 – the number of Tests Wales won under Pivac.

20 – the number of Tests Wales lost with Pivac in charge.

55 – the most points Wales conceded in one game, losing 55-23 to New Zealand.

68 – the most points Wales scored in one game, beating Canada 68-12.

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40 – Wales’ Six Nations percentage success-rate under Pivac.

45 – Wales’ percentage record of home wins with Pivac at the helm.

7 – the number of defeats Wales suffered against Rugby Championship teams.

109 – the number of points Wales conceded in two Tests against New Zealand.

2 – the number of times Wales beat England, Ireland and France from 11 attempts.

Here, the PA news agency looks at Wales’ overall record under Pivac’s direction.

WINS (13)

Wales 42 Italy 0 (February 1, 2020)

Wales 18 Georgia 0 (November 21, 2020)

Wales 38 Italy 18 (December 5, 2020)

Wales 21 Ireland 16 (February 7, 2021)

Scotland 24 Wales 25 (February 13, 2021)

Wales 40 England 24 (February 27, 2021)

Italy 7 Wales 48 (March 13, 2021)

Wales 68 Canada 12 (July 3, 2021)

Wales 38 Fiji 23 (November 14, 2021)

Wales 29 Australia 28 (November 20, 2021)

Wales 20 Scotland 17 (February 12, 2022)

South Africa 12 Wales 13 (July 9, 2022)

Wales 20 Argentina 13 (November 12, 2022)

DRAWS (1)

Wales 20 Argentina 20 (July 10, 2021)

DEFEATS (20)

Ireland 24 Wales 14 (February 8, 2020)

Wales 23 France 27 (February 22, 2020)

England 33 Wales 30 (March 7, 2020)

France 38 Wales 21 (October 24, 2020)

Wales 10 Scotland 14 (October 31, 2020)

Ireland 32 Wales 9 (November 13, 2020)

Wales 13 England 24 (November 28, 2020)

France 32 Wales 30 (March 20, 2021)

Wales 11 Argentina 33 (July 17, 2021)

Wales 16 New Zealand 54 (October 30, 2021)

Wales 18 South Africa 23 (November 6, 2021)

Ireland 29 Wales 7 (February 5, 2022)

England 23 Wales 19 (February 26, 2022)

Wales 9 France 13 (March 11, 2022)

Wales 21 Italy 22 (March 19, 2022)

South Africa 32 Wales 29 (July 2, 2022)

South Africa 30 Wales 14 (July 16, 2022)

Wales 23 New Zealand 55 (November 5, 2022)

Wales 12 Georgia 13 (November 19, 2022)

Wales 34 Australia 39 (November 26, 2022)

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