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Warren on substituting Liam......
1876-Fez (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 14:55
......after his (Sm21)

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Hmmmm... needing to send a message...really!


Meanwhile the New Zealand has explained his reasons for substituting Liam Williams following his yellow card against Italy.

He described the Saracen’s man as an “emotional player” and the change was “about sending a subtle message”.

“I thought the yellow card was fair. We had no problems with the yellow card. So whether he gets cited as a result of that. I was disappointed, I didn’t think he was going to make the tackle, that he needed to go that high. It was our penalty, we could have come back for a penalty.”

“The thing about Liam is he’s such an emotional player and that’s what brings the best out of him and wouldn’t afford potentially with that time on the clock for something else to happen. Another yellow card and a red card and put ourselves under that sort of pressure and we just thought what happened with Gareth Davies, just putting your hand out and getting a yellow carded. If Liam potentially had done the same sort of thing it’s two yellow cards and a red card. So it was about sending a subtle message really.”

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Re: Warren on substituting Liam......
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 15:39
Lets hope he doesnt get cited!

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Re: Warren on substituting Liam......
Seany_Boy0511 (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 16:31
I honestly thought Liam was a little unlucky, but I guess the rules state any high contact is now basically back yellow card, so in balance I guess it's a correct decision

I can kinda of see Warrens reasoning, but I thought he would have given Liam 10 mins rather than just taking him off straight away

I too hope he doesn't get cited as it was dealt with on the pitch? Because if Liam Williams gets cited then surely Anthony Watson does as well?!

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TonyTaff (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 16:36
I thought Gatland's decision was spot on.

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Re: Warren on substituting Liam......
Sara'sman (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 16:58
Agreed Tony. Liam has worked to curtail his reputation as being a bit of a hothead and a gentle reminder will do him no harm. Especially if he returns to us better rested! Just hope the citing commissioner doesn't realise he's replaced Ash.

Re: Warren on substituting Liam......
1876-Fez (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 17:35
If he gets cited and banned it could probably make his getting 60 caps before the end of his contract even more problematic

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