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Welsh fans tear into 'disaster' Pivac over Edwards decision

After Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards recently revealed that incoming head coach Wayne Pivac does not want him when he takes over, Welsh fans are not too happy on Twitter.

Edwards, alongside Warren Gatland, have just guided Wales to a third Grand Slam of their 11-year tenure at the helm of the national team, and many are hailing the Englishman as the best defence coach in the world.

Wales’ are now on a 14-game winning streak, and that has largely been built upon Wales’ resolute defence, whereby they only conceded seven tries all Six Nations.

However, with the current Scarlets boss Pivac set to take over after the World Cup, the New Zealander is set on having his own staff, which has not gone down well with these Wales fans:

Edwards has worked alongside Gatland for well over a decade now, as they were both together at Wasps before Wales. Edwards is a dominant figure, and it is understandable that Pivac may want his own team with him when he takes over the reins to implement his plans most succinctly.

While there is no denying that Edwards is a phenomenal defence coach, some may feel that that success comes at the expense of a more expansive attacking game. Pivac has already shown with the Scarlets that he is quite a positive manager that likes a free-flowing team, and he may feel like that is not compatible alongside Edwards.

However, Pivac has defended himself following Edwards’ comments, saying that he, as did many others, believed that Edwards was returning to rugby league with his former club Wigan. While that seems to be suspended temporarily in a bizarre series of events, no one is entirely sure what the future holds for Edwards. However, many Welsh fans are disappointed that it will not be with the national team after the World Cup.

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Welsh fans tear into 'disaster' Pivac over Edwards decision