Top – Six Nations 2019: Warren Gatland tells Eddie Jones to focus on Scotland


Warren Gatland’s Wales beat Eddie Jones’ England 21-13 in Cardiff final month
Six Nations: Wales v Eire
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 16 March Kick-off: 14:45 GMT
Protection: Stay on BBC One and S4C, BBC Radio 5 Stay, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Sport web site and BBC Sport app, plus stay textual content commentary.

Wales coach Warren Gatland has advised Eddie Jones to deal with his personal job after the England boss claimed Wales have been “tiring” within the Six Nations.

Wales, England and Eire all have an opportunity to win the championship on Saturday with solely Gatland’s unbeaten aspect in rivalry for the Grand Slam.

Wales play Eire earlier than England host Scotland, with Gatland advising Jones to deal with his personal problem.

“What the hell is Eddie Jones doing speaking about our recreation?” mentioned Gatland.

“My recommendation to Eddie is to focus on the Scotland match.”

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Jones is hoping Eire defeat Wales in Cardiff (14:45 GMT), which might pave the way in which for England to win the Six Nations in the event that they beat Scotland at Twickenham (17:00).

The England boss mentioned Wales have been “tiring” within the match, whereas Eire have been coming to their peak in what he says shall be a “shut previous recreation”.

“If it was me I would be concentrating on taking part in Scotland and I’ve bought no actual touch upon Eddie Jones speaking about us,” mentioned Gatland.

“In case you take a look at the stats England have made a hell of much more tackles than us on this match.”

Wales will obtain a three-point bonus in the event that they beat Eire to clinch the Grand Slam, thus making certain they are going to be topped Six Nations champions

Gatland believes Wales are fitter than any workforce within the championship.

“We have labored within the down weeks and we have educated as arduous as any workforce I’ve seen,” he added.

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“We have put that coaching within the financial institution and there’s no manner anybody is coaching as arduous as us on this Six Nations.

“We discuss emotion however there are alternatives in life which come round and when you take these moments with each palms you may actually construct on that momentum.”

Gatland, who took cost of his first Wales recreation in 2008, is aiming to turn out to be the primary man to teach a aspect to 3 5 or Six Nations Grand Slams.

He’ll depart his put up after the World Cup in Japan later this yr.

Victory over Eire would emulate his achievements in 2008 and 2012 and provides Wales a primary Six Nations title since 2013.

Gatland pays tribute to skipper Alun Wyn Jones

Their final defeat was inflicted by Eire in February 2018 earlier than beginning a nationwide document run of 13 straight victories.

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Gatland says Wales have a behavior of delivering on the massive event.

“I satisfaction myself on the document I’ve had in large matches when it is actually mattered,” he added.

“I even get extra of a buzz when individuals write us off, which has occurred on quite a few events earlier than. It is about constructing perception and confidence within the gamers.

“It is vital the coaches are optimistic and we categorical that confidence and self-belief from us to the gamers.

“Typically with groups you get one which desires it simply that little bit extra and that is the place we have been in up to now.

“If you need one thing dangerous sufficient and you actually consider it may occur, then it typically does.”


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