Wayne Pivac pulled out of a World Cup planning trip to France on Sunday as his future in charge of Wales appeared to take a turn.
Hours before the Welsh Rugby Union issued a public statement promising to act on the findings of a review into Wales' unacceptable results this year, Pivac's plans were changed. As late as Saturday night, he was adamant he would be heading to France to scout training facilities and accommodation with a group of WRU employees. Even on Sunday morning, senior WRU sources indicated Pivac would still be going, but that all changed by Sunday evening.
It has been suggested the decision was Pivac's, with the focus of all involved now on efficiently carrying out the review, which could involve conversations with several coaches and potentially senior players.
Whatever, it indicates Pivac's chances of remaining are diminishing, with the WRU likely to sound out Warren Gatland about making a dramatic return as head coach on a short-term basis.
Publicly, the union maintain they will carry out a full and proper review before making any decisions, but the idea they would go through a process that could take up to 10 days without knowing what options they have if they decide to pull the trigger on Pivac seems doubtful.
Full story via Walesonline