Here’s the latest rugby news for Wednesday, March 1st.

Brown destroys Wales and Alan Wynne

England international Mike Brown believes this is the worst Wales team he has seen in his time as a professional rugby player.

And he accused Alan Wyn Jones and some of his teammates of “walking” into battle during Saturday’s Six Nations match against England.

Brown, who plays for Leicester Tigers, was a guest. Rugby pass download podcast and he didn’t mince words.

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He said: “Wales are in a very dark place on and off the field at the moment and you can see that. They have something to work on.”

He was then asked by presenter Mark Edwards if this was the worst Wales team he had seen in his time at the game.

“It should be,” he replied. “Only for me they were slow and difficult. There was a moment where their defender, who was actually quite good, I don’t remember his name now, clicked quickly and he passed and he actually went a few yards forward and got England and the whole team were about 20 yards away.

“And that’s why they were beaten at halftime, people left. People like Alun Win, who is supposed to be the mascot leader, just hang around. I don’t think they were that physical which is why they were returned in the meltdown. And then no adaptation of your game plan.

“You thought at some point they were going to shift it, move to hit it or do something else because all the shots were on it.” [Freddie Steward] and I was never going to give up because there was never any real pressure either, so it was like, “What are they doing?” It was amazing.”

He finished with a tightly clenched tongue, “Yes, it’s a shame to see the Welsh team out, isn’t it?”

The English star “wiped the floor” with Alan Wyn Jones

Former Scotland international Jim Hamilton has also questioned whether his former international rival Alun Wyn Jones will remain in the polls, claiming England defender Ollie Chessum “moped the floor” for him in Wales’ match against England.

The former Scotland international Hamilton, who won 50 caps, said he was worried about Wales’ future amid what appeared to be poor succession planning within the team.

Hamilton said on Rugby Pod: “When you look at Wales you have an aging team that is not achieving much. So you have Joe Hawkins and Mason Grady at 13, but we’ve never seen a partnership like that. Therefore, development takes time.

“Alan Wyn Jones is 52 years old (just kidding) and as much as we love Alan Wyn Jones, you have to say this: Olly Chesum totally wiped the floor with him over the weekend. From Gatland’s point of view, he has now inherited it.

“At the end of the day he is at the center of everything, whether it’s head coach or director of rugby, there are rumors that he will rise. Wales is an absolute disaster.”

New Welsh talent will thrive with the best teams in the world

Wales have the talent of 20-year-old Dafydd Jenkins who could get the job done in some of the best teams in the world.

That is the belief of former England & Great Britain & Ireland winger Hugo Monnier, who is now a respected commentator.

Jenkins at second-row has so far been limited to one match and two substitute appearances in this Six Nations, with Wales struggling to gain confidence and losing all three games to date.

But Monier still saw enough of the Exeter Chiefs lad to be impressed.

“You just mentioned Dafydd Jenkins,” Monier continued. the Rugby Union Daily podcast.

“Imagine if he tried to make the top five in England. You’ve got four British lions in that, quite an established set. I think it would really thrive. You put it in the French five or the Irish five.

“Now you are trying to give young players with no experience at international level a chance in a team that is not sure who they are. In fact, the coach doesn’t really know what his team is. So it’s very difficult and takes time.”

Ireland is number one in the rugby world rankings, while France is lower.

Baxter supports Marcus Smith’s decision

Andrew Baldock, Pennsylvania Rugby Correspondent

Exeter boss Rob Baxter backed the decision to release Harlequins star Marcus Smith from England for Gallagher’s Premiership clash on Saturday against Chiefs.

Smith has played less than nine minutes of Test Rugby in the last two Guinness Six Nations matches after starting England’s opener against Scotland on 4 February.

England captain Owen Farrell was a mainstay in the Six Nations against Italy and Wales, while Smith was reduced to brief substitute appearances.

Smith was left out of the 26-man squad for England’s training camp in Brighton this week, losing out to an in-form George Ford again.

And while England manager Steve Borthwick insists Smith will return to prepare for Saturday’s game against France, his place in the last 16 now looks to be seriously threatened.

Smith looks set to feature for Queens when Exeter come to Twickenham, with Baxter saying: “The reality is Marcus Smith has to play. I didn’t play that much.

“Despite derision from almost every section of the press, I think it’s good management to let him go play rugby.

“Not exactly happy they let him go play rugby!

“But I don’t think it’s wrong for him to come back to the club and play rugby.

“He is still a young player and all young people want is to be on the pitch and play.

“It’s good management on his part to get him playing again.”

Welsh rugby club oppose WRU management change, face life-or-death pressure

The Welsh region admit they don’t have enough money to field a team next season

The Wales international is expected to sign for the English giants this week and put his Test career in doubt.

The currency finally crashed and this Welsh rugby crisis still has a long way to go