WALES JUNE TOUR: SA IN DC, ARGENTINA



  • FUCK YES

    HUGE WIN for Wales.

    Adam Beard was immense.

    So too James Davies.

    Two great tries scored.



  • Congratulations to Wales on the win! Not trying to take anything away from Wales's game, particularly their defence was very good, but what a lacklustre performance from the Pumas. Maybe tired after a huge series of games, and the travel, from the Jaguares?

    And who was that idiot of a commentator? Who in their right mind is revealing the results of other games? I had been avoiding the news and internet all day, so I could watch S Africa v England without knowing the result, and then this dumbass starts discussing the games during his commentary. He also repeated it several times, and also the recent wins of the Jaguares were mentioned at least three times. Ugghhh.

    The next game will be interesting. This win will give Wales a great boost for sure.



  • @stargazer said in WALES JUNE TOUR: SA IN DC, ARGENTINA:

    Congratulations to Wales on the win! Not trying to take anything away from Wales's game, particularly their defence was very good, but what a lacklustre performance from the Pumas. Maybe tired after a huge series of games, and the travel, from the Jaguares?

    And who was that idiot of a commentator? Who in their right mind is revealing the results of other games? I had been avoiding the news and internet all day, so I could watch S Africa v England without knowing the result, and then this dumbass starts discussing the games during his commentary. He also repeated it several times, and also the recent wins of the Jaguares were mentioned at least three times. Ugghhh.

    The next game will be interesting. This win will give Wales a great boost for sure.

    Never allowed the Pumas to get into second or maybe third gear.

    All commentators do it. And even more appealing to him yesterday, sering as Wales only NH team to beat SH/in SH comp team



  • While we wait for the 2nd Test team announcement, the Welsh players have been told to get their dancing shoes dusted off 😉

    Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has responded to speculation linking him with the Wales job.

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/new-candidate-emerges-next-wales-14777351



  • @mikethesnow

    Scott Robertson says he's flattered by reports that he's in the conversation to be the Wales' next head coach, but says there's "nothing behind" them.



  • @tim said in WALES JUNE TOUR: SA IN DC, ARGENTINA:

    @mikethesnow

    Scott Robertson says he's flattered by reports that he's in the conversation to be the Wales' next head coach, but says there's "nothing behind" them.

    Time will tell 🙂



  • @mikethesnow Can be a decent stepping stone to coaching the ABs (Henry, then Hansen).



  • @nepia said in WALES JUNE TOUR: SA IN DC, ARGENTINA:

    @mikethesnow Can be a decent stepping stone to coaching the ABs (Henry, then Hansen).

    Then Gatland.

    I'll get my coat 😂



  • Wales squad for the second test against the Pumas:

    15 Hallam Amos (17 Caps)
    14 Josh Adams (3 Caps)
    13 Scott Williams (56 Caps)
    12 Owen Watkin (5 Caps) -
    11 George North (75 Caps)
    10 Rhys Patchell (9 Caps)
    9 Aled Davies (10 Caps)
    1 Rob Evans (26 Caps)
    2 Ryan Elias (4 Caps)
    3 Tomas Francis (32 Caps)
    4 Adam Beard (3 Caps)
    5 Cory Hill (17 Caps) (CAPTAIN)
    6 Ellis Jenkins (7 Caps)
    7 James Davies (2 Caps)
    8 Ross Moriarty (23 Caps)

    Replacements:
    16 Elliot Dee (9 Caps)
    17 Nicky Smith (20 Caps)
    18 Dillon Lewis (4 Caps)
    19 Bradley Davies (62 Caps)
    20 Josh Turnbull (9 Caps)
    21 Tomos Williams (1 Cap)
    22 Gareth Anscombe (17 Caps)
    23 Tom Prydie (6 Caps)

    SQUAD UPDATE:
    Samson Lee has been released from the squad and returned home due to a back injury. He will undergo further assessment.

    Hadleigh Parkes suffered a compound facture to his finger in the test against Argentina last weekend. The injury rules him out of the final summer test and he will undergo further assessment on the injury in due course.

    WALES MAKE FIVE CHANGES FOR FINAL TEST

    Cory Hill continues as captain as Ellis Jenkins, Tomas Francis, Ryan Elias, Aled Davies and Owen Watkin all come into the side to face Argentina in Santa Fe on Saturday.
    
    Jenkins comes into the back-row at blindside flanker to link up with James Davies at openside and Ross Moriarty at No8.
    
    Hill and Beard continue their partnership in the second row whilst it is a new look front row with Ryan Elias and Tomas Francis coming in for their first starts of the tour alongside Rob Evans.
    
    Aled Davies also gets his first start at half-back alongside Rhys Patchell. Watkin comes into the midfield and partners Scott Williams in the centre with Hadleigh Parkes ruled out through injury (details below).
    
    The back-three is unchanged from the victory in San Juan last weekend with Hallam Amos at full-back with Josh Adams and George North on the wings.
    


  • Gatland true to his word

    "We said we wanted to involve everyone and give them a chance to at least be a part of the 23," Gatland said.

    Shame about Parkes, but great opportunity for Watkin to stake his claim.

    Big ask to leave Gareth Davies out of the 23 but both Aled Davies and Tomos Williams have impressed this tour and season.

    Pack looks technically strong and mobile.

    Plan to run the Argies around.

    Really looking forward to this.

    If Wales can go 3-0 on the road whilst playing 2nd and 3rd choice players it bodes very, very well.

    If Wales lose, the tour has still been a massive success.



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  • @stargazer said in WALES JUNE TOUR: SA IN DC, ARGENTINA:

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    So Landajo at 9 the only change.

    Let's hope the same cattle produce the same steak with no sizzle.



  • Beautuful afternoon for rugby.

    Both teams wanting to play.

    Argentina 0 - 3 Wales
    13 mins gone



  • Great turnover by Ellis Jenkins for the penalty.

    Patchell slots his second.

    Argentina 0 - 6 Wales
    16 mins gone



  • Wales dismantle the Argentinian scrum
    Patchell misses the penalty

    Argentina 0 - 6 Wales
    22 mins gone



  • Patchell thows a speculative pass wide, Josh Adams picks up the bouncing ball and from nothing carves up the Argentinian defence to run it in from 40 yards.

    Argentina 0 - 13 Wales
    23 mins gone



  • Great attacking play comes to naught as Watkin called offside in the act of scoring.

    Back for penalty advantage.

    Patchell slots it.

    Argentina 0 - 16 Wales
    34 mins gone



  • Another fantastic turnover at the ruck from Ellis Jenkins.

    Patchell slots it again

    Argentina 0 - 19 Wales
    38 mins gone



  • Argentina put the big second row through the gap who puts the winger away in the corner.

    Great riposte

    Argentina 5 - 19 Wales
    Half time

    Great half from Wales. Took most of their point scoring opportunities.

    Repelled Argentina several times on their own line.

    Some great patient, skilled play all across the park.



  • Blocking by the Argentinians around the halfway line.

    Patchell slots it

    Argentina 5 - 22 Wales
    41 mins gone