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Tuesday Feb 12, 2019

Wales fans feel missed bonus point in Italy could come back to haunt them

After two rounds of this year’s Six Nations, England and Wales remain the only two unbeaten teams. However, while both are still on course for the Grand Slam, each team will have contrasting emotions.

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While England rushed to earn a bonus point before halftime against France at Twickenham, Wales failed to pick up a bonus point in Rome.

Warren Gatland’s much-changed side only managed two tries against what was a very resilient Italy defence, who consistently managed to scramble back throughout the match. A lot of credit must be given to Italy’s effort, but question marks will be asked over Gatland’s selection policy.

This was certainly a concern to many fans online, who showed their disappointment at Wales only coming away with four points from the Stadio Olimpico.

England now sit two points ahead of Wales in the Six Nations table, and are still to play Italy at Twickenham, which should provide four tries on current form.

Six Nations table after round 2

Eddie Jones’ men travel to Cardiff in the next round in what is surely going to be the defining game of the Six Nations.

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If Wales lose, England are in a very good position to win the Grand Slam. Should Wales win, they will still surely need to win every game, as the only realistic way that they’ll win the Championship is to win the Grand Slam.

However, if they lose to either Scotland at Murrayfield or Ireland at the Principality Stadium, it is unlikely that they would have closed the points gap with England in the table.

Of course, in the long run, this squad rotation may pay dividends for Gatland with the World Cup later this year. This gave him the perfect opportunity to try out new players and combinations in what is a huge year for him.

However, in the short-term, this profligacy has disappointed many fans.

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This is what the fans had to say:
https://twitter.com/Pascoe20/status/1094303121000591361
https://twitter.com/TimWoodFoto/status/1094626036883640320
https://twitter.com/Huwgo_Boss/status/1094323919019016192
https://twitter.com/TSL_Scotland/status/1094630796642734080
https://twitter.com/JacksonTar/status/1094891435000823808
https://twitter.com/TomHayden24/status/1094304464557756417
https://twitter.com/daicaprice/status/1094304030296326144

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