‘It’s very disappointing’ – Howley

Date published: November 6 2016

Wales coach Rob Howley rued their lack of possession and territory as his side went down to Australia 32-8 victory in Cardiff.

Australia eased past a largely inncouous Wales side and a lot of it had to do with Wales not having the ball for most of the game.

"It's very disappointing and very frustrating," Howley told Sportinglife.com.

"I think the possession and territory at one stage was 80 per cent, so it wasn't what we expected.

"We never had a foothold in the game and, when you give a side that's very cohesive and been together a long period of time, you see how effective they can be with speed of ball in the contact area.

"We were unable to influence that area and get a defensive line set and, in fairness to Australia, they took every advantage they could and created a number of tries."