Wales boss Wayne Pivac hailed a stunning performance by Louis Rees-Zammit after the Gloucester wing’s try double secured a thrilling 25-24 Six Nations victory over Scotland. Scotland were looking to build on last week’s historic Twickenham win over England and got off to the perfect start at Murrayfield with tries from Darcy Graham and Stuart Hogg.
“He was exciting with the ball, wasn’t he? He took his opportunities very well.” Pivac said. “He has still got work to do on his game, without the ball, and that is the exciting thing. He is going to be a very exciting player for us, going forward. He has got confidence with the ball in hand, he has got the pace, and you can’t coach that. He is very, very quick.”
“It was a great result for our team, our squad,” he added. “We had to go deep into the squad in certain positions with the injuries we’ve had. It bodes well for the future. Everybody put their hand up when they needed to. The atmosphere in the group, the environment in training is a very good one. I think it was evident to everyone there that it wasn’t the complete performance. It’s only round two of the tournament and we would expect to be improving every time we take the field.”
“First things first, you know how quickly this game moves on, so we need to make sure the recovery is right.” Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones said. “We are aware they [England] had a good win today and are back on track. We will be back at the Principality Stadium, so we will regroup and improve on the parts we need to improve on after today.”