Turner blasts Brew snub

Dragons coach furious over Gatland's treatment of winger

Last Updated: 02/12/10 11:47am

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Brew: Dropped against the All Blacks

Brew: Dropped against the All Blacks

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Dragons coach Paul Turner has criticised Wales boss Warren Gatland for his treatment of winger Aled Brew.

The 24-year-old Brew won his fourth cap in the 16-16 draw with Fiji but he was axed from the squad for the clash against the All Blacks the following week.

Gatland instead chose to bring in Tom James, despite the Cardiff Blues winger having been omitted from the original squad.

And that snub of the in-form Dragons back has angered Turner, who saw Brew once again shine in the 20-6 victory over Munster.

"It's not my style to criticise selection of the national team, but Aled has been bang in form for us for a year and has been the form left wing in Wales," Turner told the Western Mail.

"Shane Williams has been injured and I believe Aled should have been given a chance against New Zealand.

"He was underused against Fiji and was starved of the ball in fact. It was frustrating for him when he was overlooked in favour of a player who was not in the squad originally.

"But their loss is our gain and it showed last Friday when he got the better of Doug Howlett."

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