WRU chief backs Gatland
Wales Rugby Union chief executive Roger Lewis has dismissed the notion of sacking coach Warren Gatland and insisted now "is a time for cool heads and certainly not to chop heads".
Wales lost their Six Nations opener to England on Friday 26-19 and have gone eight matches without a win stretching back to last season.
But Lewis told the Daily Telegraph: "At the top of the WRU we believe we have the right people in place with the right skills and experiences."
He added: "Our coaching team know what is required to win Grand Slams and European Cups as well as how to face defeat.
"To gain respect we first need self-respect, and to do that we all need to take responsibility.
"No-one is making excuses, it is up to all of us in the WRU to front up to this together and move forward."