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Jones desires enhancements for ‘harmful’ Italy – Welsh Rugby Union


Captain Jones lifted a Triple Crown after main his crew to 3 straight wins over Eire, Scotland and England.

Subsequent up are the Azzurri in Rome this weekend.

“Given the present instances, celebrations have been fairly muted after England,” mentioned Jones.

“We have been in a position to get dwelling and see our households for per week. I mentioned within the interviews I did after the England recreation that traditionally Italy get higher all through the competitors.

“We’ve seen how harmful they are often of their 9-10 axis, their forwards have troubled some groups, and it is extremely simple to slide when probably everybody exterior is saying what you are able to do.

“We have now guarded towards that and are specializing in these issues which might be very clear and distinguished within the enhancements the Italian facet have proven.”

Jones has loved Wales’ subsequent era of younger expertise progressing from their first run in final yr’s Autumn Nations Cup to the 2021 Six Nations.

“It’s been good to see some guys get a possibility within the autumn and are available by with a flourish – it’s been nice to see these guys come on,” Jones mentioned.

“The mission assertion from Wayne within the autumn was that folks would get alternatives. You take a look at Callum Sheedy and James Botham.

“These guys have had a possibility and are fixtures within the squad. We’re not wanting too far forward in all honesty. The clichéd phrase used is momentum.

“All people is looking for perfection. It’s not one thing you at all times discover, however I’m positive Italy will wish to enhance on the performances they’ve proven within the competitors.”