Wales rugby legend Jonathan Davies is among those to have bemoaned aspects of modern international rugby after an autumn of somewhat unextraordinary Tests so far.

Playing fixtures behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic probably won't have helped, but the largely poor weather conditions so far, a focus on defence over attack and plenty of kicking means the game hasn't been the entertaining spectacle many would be hoping for.

On the subject of kicking so often, Wales legend Sam Warburton delivered an expert explanation on why teams always appear to kick the ball away, which you can read in full here.

This weekend's action saw England win 18-7 over Ireland, Wales break their six-game losing streak with an 18-0 victory over Georgia with a youthful and experimental team, while France beat Scotland 22-15.

In response to the latter, Jonathan Davies wrote on Twitter: "Worried about the game. It’s boring. No quick ball, scrums killing the game, defence on top."

Former Wales international Lee Jarvis added: "Definitely need to lose a few subs.

"Need to understand union is in the entertainment business and attack should be favoured over defence because at the end of the day that what the supporters want".

Welsh rugby broadcaster Phil Steele said Jiffy was "spot on", saying: "In these worrying times for all sports, the game is doing itself no favours in either shoring up its core support, or attracting new fans".

While it was pointed out that Ulster v Scarlets on Sunday was an entertaining display, ending 26-24 to the hosts, Steele agreed it was "but sadly, entertaining matches seem to be the exception rather than the rule at the moment."

Rugby fans agreed on social media that the general level of entertainment rugby has to offer at the moment is certainly lacking, citing in particular the tendency to kick and then defend rather than attack with the ball.

It was just earlier this month that Davies' comment over the "staggering" lack of skills in Scarlets' 18-17 win over Zebre - a tight, error-strewn encounter - prompted chatter about how size and power can be ranked over skill. You can read more on that here.

Davies recently expressed concerns over the lack of game-breakers Welsh rugby is developing, telling WalesOnline: “I’m not looking to slag anyone off. It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon.

“Pivac is a good coach. He’s done well with the Scarlets.

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“It’s the lack of options coming through, that’s the worry I’ve got.

“When you get to international rugby, defences are so structured, so organised and so hard to break down.

“It’s very difficult to see where Wales are going to break them down at the minute.

“We don’t have players to break that first line of defence."