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Saturday 12th November 17:30 GMT

 

Wales will be looking to recover some semblance of pride on Saturday, when they welcome the Argentina Los Pumas to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the second match of their Autumn series of internationals. The Welsh had high hopes of ending a long losing streak against the Australian Wallabies last weekend, but were easily beaten by 8-32, conceding five tries in the process, while managing to score just one of their own. Wales have lost six of the seven internationals that they have played in 2016, with the only victory coming against Wooden Spoonists Italy in the 6-Nations. Granted that three of those defeats were in New Zealand during the Summer, and two others were against the team ranked second in the World to the All Blacks, England.

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Argentina began their own tour last weekend with a fixture against Japan in Tokyo. Against a Brave Blossoms side that was fielding a number of international debutants, Los Pumas recorded a comfortable 54-20 victory. During the 2016 Rugby Championship, Argentina registered juts a single victory, against the Springboks in Salta, as they finished bottom of the table. The last time that Los Pumas played an international in Cardiff, was at last year's World Cup, when they defeated Ireland in the quarter-final by 43-20.

Posted: 16th November 2013

 

Wales make four changes to the side that was defeated by the Springboks last weekend, for Saturday's game against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen, 20, something of a sevens specialist, who has played a mere 10 senior games for the Blues, although that includes a famous Heineken Cup victory over the defending champions Toulon, is set to win his first cap, having been called in to the side to replace the injured Scarlet Jonathan Davies, while Daniel Biggar comes into the pivotal No. 10 shirt for Rhys Priestland.

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Tight-head Adam Jones has a calf injury, and is replaced by Rhodri Jones of the Scarlets who made his international debut against the Barbarians in 2012, but won his first cap against Japan in June, during Wales' 22-18 victory, while on the loose-head side of the scrum, Gethin Jenkins will collect his 100th cap, joining an elite group of Welshmen who have reached that milestone; Gareth Thomas, Stephen Jones and Martyn Williams. With Dan Lydiate also injured, Justin Tipuric comes into the back row as his replacement. With skipper Sam Warburton switching flanks, allowing Tipuric to play at open-side. While Gatland has said that it was always the intention to play Biggar, a decision made before the autumn series had started, the selection of Allen at centre and Rhodri Jones at tight-head were not pre-determined. While Allen will be delighted to win his first cap, Osprey's Ashley Beck will be disappointed to remain on the bench, after he impressed when he replaced Davies against South Africa.

Posted: 10th November 2012

Saturday, the 10th of November, Wales and Argentina face off at Millennium Stadium at 14:30 in the Argentina Tour. This tournament sees Wales entering without being able to continue with the Six Nations Grand Slam wins that they got. They had several errors when they went up against Australia, and let them take a 3-0 win. They need to get back to winning if they want one of the coveted top four spot sin the IRB rankings and a draw for the Rugby World Cup. They had a draw with South Africa but no wins.

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As for the Wales team, you should keep on eye on Jamie Roberts, who will be moving to the French Top 14 and will be playing his first test since the six nations. Wales has also made seven changes since their test against Australia in June.


Tags: Principality Stadium, Wales, Argentina, Millennium Stadium, Daniel Biggar, Gethin Jenkins, Gareth Thomas, Martyn Williams, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Argentina Tour, Rugby World Cup, Jamie Roberts
Posted: 12th November 2016


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