New chair Ieuan Evans says WRU should act quick as they overview Pivac’s place

New chair Ieuan Evans says the Welsh Rugby Union should act swiftly as they overview Wales’ disappointing autumn marketing campaign and the way forward for Wayne Pivac.

The Wales head coach is beneath scrutiny after shedding to Georgia amid three November defeats with predecessor Warren Gatland a possible successor.

Gatland has additionally been linked with succeeding Eddie Jones as England boss.

“We perceive the pressures and the timing. We might be naïve not to consider that,” mentioned Evans.

Like Pivac, Jones’ place as England head coach is beneath overview after an underwhelming autumn at Twickenham.

Whereas Evans accepts that point is of the essence, there is no such thing as a timeline on the WRU overview.

The previous Wales and British and Irish Lions wing, who was appointed chair of the governing physique on Monday, 28 November, insists the organisation shall be able to act on the overview’s findings, however careworn the method “has to run its course”.

Wales gained simply three of their 12 matches in 2022, which included shock dwelling defeats by Italy in March after which Georgia in November.

“The autumn was disappointing. You possibly can’t cover away from that reality and neither do you have to,” mentioned the 58-year-old who served as vice-chair since 2021 earlier than being voted into to the highest function.

“You act on the proof and grow to be an evidence-based, decision-making physique.

“You’ll look ahead and ask what classes have been learnt there. Each sportsman makes use of the cliche, however it’s about ‘learnings’.”

Wales host Eire within the Six Nations opener on Saturday, 4 February with the 2023 World Cup in France to comply with in September and October.

“The Six Nations is eight weeks away which isn’t any time in any respect,” mentioned Evans.

“Not lengthy after that, the World Cup begins which by the way in which, I feel it might properly be the best World Cup – it is simply received that signal that it could possibly be sensational.

“However we should be aggressive there and ensure that once we come again, we will choose no matter occurs as a large success.”

Wales although should hope for a dramatic turnaround in fortunes if they’re to make a mark on the World Cup.

They’re in the identical pool as Australia, Fiji, Georgia and Portugal with Pivac at the moment contracted till after rugby’s showpiece event.

He insists he needs to hold on within the function and can honour his contract till the top of the World Cup until instructed in any other case, however didn’t journey to France as deliberate this week to take a look at World Cup venues.

He as a substitute determined to stay in Wales to make sure “most effectivity for the overview course of” with the findings from that course of required urgently because the WRU plans for 2023.