Louis ReesZammit: Gloucester’s winger is learning from Wales about being dropped

Gloucester winger Louis Rees-Zammit has scored five tries in the Premiership for the team this season
Louis ReesZammit, a Gloucester winger, has scored five tries for the team in the Premiership this season

After learning from his Six Nations experience, Louis Rees-Zammit stated that he wants to win the season with Gloucester.

The 21-year old winger was not selected for the match against England in Wales in March.

Instead, he played for Gloucester in the Premiership match against Northampton Saints. He scored a try just after being replaced.

ReesZammit said, “When your get dropped, you play bad. I've just gotta learn from it.”

“So many players told me that the only way to get back into the team is to work hard, and do what was told. This is what I tried to do.

It's not a matter of confidence because I know what my capabilities are. It's about working on your training and trying to put it on display on weekends.

Rees-Zammit was the breakout star at the 2021 Six Nations tournament. He scored four attempts to skyrocket.

However, he failed to make an impression for Wales in the opening ties against Ireland, Scotland, and was dropped. Wayne Pivac then returned him for the final matches against France, Italy, and he was again dropped.

He said, “They wanted to me to try to get my hands on and work harder, getting into the positions to receive the ball, and working off my wings.”

“It was basically a good game and I went away. I came back and took the ball from Northampton. I scored the first two minute and tried to convince the coaches why they should keep me in the team.”

Louis Rees-Zammit started Wales' first two Six Nations matches this year against Ireland and Scotland
Louis Rees Zamit began Wales' first two Six Nations matches against Ireland and Scotland this year

Wales was disappointed in the Six Nations tournament. They finished fifth, with just one win. In 2021, they won the title.

Final match against Italy they fell to a shock defeatRees Zamit indicated that while the Azzuri had ended a 36-match losing streak in Six Nations, he said that they wanted to make amends for South Africa when they play in a Test series in July.

He said, “There was not one player who wasn't completely devastated after the match. That kind of shows it all.”

“We were embarrassed by the way we let the fans down on the day. It wasn't good enough, so we have to make amends. This summer against South Africa is the ideal opponent.

“I know what you can do”

Rees Zamit's meteoric rise over the last three decades has been swift, with 16 caps to his name and six international tries.

He was just 18 when he made his Gloucester debut in 2019, becoming the youngest Premiership player. Since then, he has scored 20 tries in 36 league games.

“If I learn these lessons, I know I can do better when I have a bad game. “I know that I can do some things I did last year, it's just how I get the chance to do them again,” he said.

Gloucester is now in contention for a top 4 finish after finishing second in the Premiership.

They reached the semi-finals in the Premiership Rugby Cup and the European Challenge Cup's last eight. This tournament was won twice by the Cherry and Whites.

Rees-Zammit stated, “We are in all three competitions: the Prem Cup Cup, the Premiership, and the Challenge Cup so it's our goal to win them all.”

“That should be our goal, as we are still in them. We're taking it one game at a time and going wherever it takes us.

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