Wales defence must step up at Rugby World Cup, says Shaun Edwards

Shaun Edwards admits that as they build towards the World Cup quarter-finals Wales should tighten up defensively.
While figures demonstrated a top missed-tackle count against Fiji on Wednesday the Six Nations champions have conceded eight tries in 3 Pool D matches.
I realised we overlooked 25 tackles, and I thought to myselfwhod we overlook these tackles on? Wales defence specialist Edwards said.
Then I lookedand there have been 16 missed tackles on both of their wingers (Josua Tuisova and also Semi Radradra) that, let us be fair, arent the easiest human beings to tackle.
If anybody has an A-Z about how best to tackle Josua Tuisova, please send me . They are athletes. Obviously, there were also many (missed tackles).
But we just missed nine tackles on the remainder of the group. Those 2 wingers are unique.
Having said this, looking at the remainder of the competition, France (Wales likely quarter-final competitions ) also have incredibly talented people, athletes that are similar, and we need to improve this situation.
Wales come back in action on Sunday, tackling Uruguay in Kumamoto Stadium. For them to go unbeaten through a World Cup pool 23, A fourth successive win will make it the very first time since 1987.
And they will be red-hot favourites to place a third victory from four starts, putting them up.
They (Uruguay) are an excellent attacking system, but we only need to turn up with the right mindset tomorrow and put into a performance that we can be pleased with, Edwards added.
Edwards will set the gamers a target of things conceded – that they struck it against Fiji – and he said:I set realistic targets since you need to realise there has never been as many points scored in rugby union as there is now.
If teams get close to your try-line, it is pick-and-go after pick-and-go. It is remarkably tough to find the ball.
It is important I set realistic goals, which I believe as I really do. From the first two games (against Georgia and Australia), we didnt hit them – we were one score off – but against Fiji we struck it.
I believe when you are playing teams that are at the top 12-ranked teams, then it would be very unusual to not concede a go.
But all I know is that many of the rules – and I am not saying its a poor thing, its probably great for the sport – are pro-attack.
Edwards, meanwhile, delivered an optimistic update on center Jonathan Davies, who suffered a knee injury in the Fiji match.
The medics are operating together on him, Edwards added. We dont feel like it is too bad as we feared.
Therell be more news in a couple of days, however, the medics are working hard on him and we are in a certain frame of mind with respect to him being involved further down the line.
When he lines up from Uruguay wales lock Adam Beard will complete his comeback in appendix surgery a month back.
The Ospreys forward had a surgery in Cardiff on Wales departure day 10 days 27, and he eventually tied up with the squad.
The road to recovery began when I flew into Japan, and I am fighting fit and ready for Uruguay tomorrow Beard said.
It was clearly a massive drama, but I had been lucky enough that I had great people around me that supported me a lot.
I am buzzing to get out there with all the boys, and we want to complete this particular group on a top with four wins.

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