Wales head coach Wayne Pivac

Pivac feels the need for speed in his 9-10 combo | Nick Cain

IF WALES have a half-back pairing that is firing, a feeling of optimism among Welsh supporters is never far behind. It is a feelgood factor which was embedded in the Welsh psyche by the 9-10 partnerships the peerless Gareth Edwards enjoyed with Barry John and Phil Bennett in the Welsh glory days from the late 1960s to the late 1970s.
It is why the search for inspirational scrum-halves and fly-halves is always at the top of the selection agenda for a Wales coach, and Wayne Pivac is no different to his predecessors.
For Pivac, who announced a 36-man Wales squad this week, finding the right 9-1...

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