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 below 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 below overview after an underwhelming autumn at Twickenham.
Whereas Evans accepts that point is of the essence, there isn’t 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 will likely be able to act on the overview’s findings, however confused 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 may’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 position.
“You act on the proof and develop into an evidence-based, decision-making physique.
“You’d 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 is not any time in any respect,” mentioned Evans.
“Not lengthy after that, the World Cup begins which by the way in which, I believe it may nicely be the best World Cup – it is simply obtained that signal that it could possibly be sensational.
“However we have to be aggressive there and be sure that after we come again, we are able to decide 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 match.
He insists he desires to hold on within the position and can honour his contract till the tip of the World Cup until informed in any other case, however didn’t journey to France as deliberate this week to have 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.