Wales back on track after victory over the Pumas

Gareth Jenkins’ Wales side banished the horrific memories of their drubbing by England to defeat Argentina in a close-fought 27-20 game.  They led 24-7 at half time, and then held off a strong comeback in the last quarter to build some much-needed confidence ahead of the World Cup in a few weeks’ time.

James Hook looked dangerous with ball in hand in the fly-half berth, whilst centres Gareth Thomas and Tom Shanklin made several breaks with their hard, direct running.  Alun Wyn-Jones and Alix Popham impressed in the forwards, with the whole pack turning in a much improved performance than the shambles at Twickenham.

Argentina are ranked 5th in the IRB rankings, and the scalp by Wales will send them to France next weekend confident of turning over the side ranked 4th.