Alun Wyn Jones ‘It’d break my heart if Wales went back to doldrums’

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Warren Gatland said it would break his heart if the progress made in his 12 years as Wales coach was squandered and the nation slid back into the rugby doldrums.    

The 56-year-old signed off as the most successful ever coach of the Welsh after the Rugby World Cup third-placed play-off on Friday, his team coming up well short in their bid to end a 66-year losing streak against the All Blacks.    

Wales have, however, topped the world rankings, had four Six Nations triumphs – including three Grand Slams – and twice reached the World Cup semi-finals since the New Zealander took over in December 2007.    

“I’d already gone through that process, realising it was my last game and trying not to be emotional about it,” he said of his feelings after his final game in charge.    

“I really hope what we’ve achieved over the last 10 to 12 years, what we’ve done to restore the respect back into Wales as an international team, I hope the new coaching team come in and build on that.    

“After what we’ve done, what we’ve achieved, it would break my heart if Wales went back into t

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