Alun Wyn Jones Warren Gatland’s embattled Wales set up for bruising World Cup opener vs Georgia

Alun Wyn Jones Warren Gatland’s embattled Wales set up for bruising World Cup opener vs Georgia

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Shaun Edwards was talking about a potential typhoon ripping through Toyota on Monday – but he could have discussing the week that was for Wales.

‘If a storm comes, there is nothing we can do about that,’ the defence coach said on the eve of the Georgia match.

Thankfully Typhoon Tapah is dying down and not likely to whip Wales into as much as a frenzy as the Rob Howley saga they have tried to move on from.

Warren Gatland (right) and Alun Wyn Jones (left) are used to leading Wales through a storm

The attack coach has been sent home, for an alleged breach of betting regulations, and replaced by Stephen Jones – who only arrived three days’ out from the Georgia match.

That switch has left a black cloud over Wales’ preparations for this World Cup opener.

There is a roof on the Toyota City Stadium, which folds back and looks like an armadillo’s back, but it will not close to protect Wales from the elements – as crippling maintenance costs have meant it has not been shut for four years.

Never mind, historically Wales are good in a storm; whether metaphorical or meteorological.

Look at the Scotland week in the Six Nations, where two regions almost

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