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Wales Legend Rips Into Wales After Shocking Loss To Minnows Georgia

Wales Legend Rips Into Wales After Shocking Loss To Minnows Georgia
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Georgia took home their finest ever result in rugby earlier today, as they defeated Wales 13-12 in their Autumn Nations Series clash at the Principality Stadium.

A try from veteran Alexander Todua and a 78th minute penalty from substitute Luka Matkava were the defining moments for the visiting team, in what was a drab spectacle overall.

Ex-Wales and Lions captain, Sam Warburton, was on punditry duty with Prime Sport, and he ripped into the Welsh side - some of whom he would have played with - for their lack of fight.

"What I found strange was it was quite alarming how inaccurate we were," said Warburton. "And I say we, I'm a proud Welshman speaking. So stop criticising me if I say we.

But we had a real lack of accuracy in the final third. So we work our way with decent kicking game and some strategy to get into the final third, but when we got to the final third, 'oh my goodness,' it was next to nothing. I mean our try was from terrible lineout defence at the front of the lineout.

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"You never score front peels in international rugby, you never score front peels against South Africa, it just won't happen. So when you look at that, we get into the final third, and we're really struggling to convert."

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"The scrum was just gone," continued Warburton. "When you have a big scrum like that, I look around at the back-row and at the back-five who are playing, and you have like fire in your lads knowing how big this scrum is, to try and win a penalty or just have parity.

"I was listening to the ref's mic, and I wasn't hearing a whole lot."

Wales continue their Autumn Nations Series campaign against Australia next Saturday, following defeats to New Zealand and Georgia and a victory over Argentina.

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