Mea­sure to­day if the Welsh pre­vail

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grand slam. I’ve been very dis­ap­pointed with our last cou­ple of games.

“We have been in con­trol of pos­ses­sion and ter­ri­tory, but one in­ter­cep­tion against Ire­land and two turnovers against Eng­land left us with a draw and a de­feat.

“I am un­happy be­cause it’s not enough, but there is no pres­sure on us, the pres­sure is all on Wales. It is more im­por­tant for Wales to win than France,” Saint-an­dre added.

Saint-an­dre, mean­while, dis­tanced him­self over any furore be­hind France’s re­quest for the Mil­len­nium Sta­dium roof to be open.

Gat­land would pre­fer the roof to be closed, es­pe­cially given rain is fore­cast, but both sides have to be in agree­ment for that to hap­pen.

Gat­land s t r ug­gled to con­tain his frus­tra­tion when asked about it, but Sain­tAn­dre some­what bizarrely claimed an open roof re­quest was to do with the re­cep­tion re­quired for a new GPS track­ing sys­tem to mon­i­tor play­ers.

“No mat­ter whether it is rain­ing or sunny, it’s just a rugby match,” said the coach.

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