Owens: Wales heading in the right direction – Welsh Rugby Union


Wayne Pivac’s aspect noticed their Grand Slam desires ended by a dramatic, last-gasp 32-30 defeat by France in Paris.

It meant Wales fell simply in need of a Championship clear sweep, though they may nonetheless raise the title this weekend.

France must beat Scotland on Friday by 21 factors or extra and rating 4 tries within the course of to beat Wales to the crown.

Hooker Owens has been in sensational type in current weeks.

Owens stated: “We simply must construct from this now.

“The long term plan is the 2023 World Cup and clearly experiences like this can profit the squad.

“We’ve obtained to study from these events and make the very best out of it. We have to use it as an enormous stepping stone trying ahead to the long run.

“It’s massively irritating. I suppose we have now to accept second greatest now which is the Championship and it’s what it’s.

“We had our alternatives and didn’t take them so now we simply should hope Scotland have a giant efficiency towards France on Friday evening. Hopefully we are able to decide up some silverware.

“Clearly there are points round Covid and a few boys must return to England, however we’ll simply should see how the week pans out and go from there.

“Hopefully we are able to get collectively and watch it and raise a trophy.

“We’ll see if we decide up the Championship, however hopefully we are able to have a few beers on Saturday to rejoice.

“We’ll wait and see, nevertheless it’s simply irritating we had all of it in our management and will have determined our personal future, however didn’t do it.”

Ken Owens exhibits his disappointment after the defeat by France

We had our alternatives and didn’t take them so now we simply should hope Scotland have a giant efficiency towards France on Friday evening. Hopefully we are able to decide up some silverware

No matter occurs within the recreation between France and Scotland and the ensuing influence it has on the title vacation spot, Wales’ progress on this Six Nations has been important.

They crossed for a Welsh Championship document of 20 tries throughout their 5 matches, scoring 164 factors.

Owens stated: “No-one gave us an opportunity developing towards what is maybe the very best French aspect of the final 10 years. All people stated France have been the very best aspect on the earth.

“The autumn was what it was and the coaches spoke about it being a developmental instrument to offer gamers alternatives. We’ve actually grown from final 12 months’s Six Nations and the autumn.

“It’s undoubtedly an enormous stride ahead when it comes to trying ahead to the long run for Welsh rugby.

“We’re pleased with our performances and the turnaround on this Six Nations, however on the identical hand and on the finish of the day, we’re right here to win rugby matches and Championships.

“That’s why all of us play the sport and we’re massively disenchanted.”

We’ve actually grown from final 12 months’s Six Nations and the autumn. It’s undoubtedly an enormous stride ahead when it comes to trying ahead to the long run for Welsh rugby



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