Hallam Amos has his eyes set on Saturday’s series decider against Argentina, as he looks to sign off the 2020/21 campaign on a high.
The Cardiff star produced a man of the match display against Los Pumas as a young Wales side battled to a 20-20 draw against the South Americans.
According to Amos, Saturday’s second Test against Michael Cheika’s side promises to be an entertaining spectacle as Wales look to take their learnings into the deciding clash.
“There were large periods of the game where they were down a man, and it was tough because we weren’t as clinical as we could’ve been,” said the back three star.
“We lost a couple of balls deep in their 22, which was frustrating, but we played some nice stuff as well.
“It was the first time a lot of us had played together, especially in the backs, but obviously Foxy [Jonathan Davies] has got a lot of caps.
“But beyond that there weren’t many boys with that much experience.
“We acquitted ourselves pretty well and hopefully we can go one better next week.
“As Wayne said after the game, the series rests on this last game next week, which is a nice place to be. Hopefully we can finish the season on a high.
“It’s a great opportunity for us. Argentina are a fantastic side and we know now what they are going to bring.
“I don’t think we’ve played them since 2018 so sometimes it’s hard to see what a team is going to bring, but now we know.
“Hopefully it’ll be an even better game next week.”
Wales clawed back a 14-point deficit to draw the clash, with Cardiff scrum half Tomos Williams proving instrumental off the bench.
The academy product came away with a try and an assist in a scintillating display and Amos believes Wales are lucky to have strength in depth competing for the number nine jersey.
“He was great today. He’s a fantastic player,” added the 23-times capped international.
“He’s one of my best mates in the squad. We are blessed in Wales to have four or five outstanding nines.
“We’ve got Gareth Davies who is away with the British & Irish Lions, but the three boys who are here are all fantastic and are starting international games.
“Tomos was fantastic when he came on and he always is. It’s great to have someone with that speed of thought.
“I don’t think there are many boys who are as skilful as him. When he’s carrying the ball one handed like Alun Wyn Jones and he’s only five foot four it’s pretty impressive.”
Argentina were reduced to 14 men following a first half red card to Juan Cruz Mallia. The scrum half was given his marching orders following a high tackle on opposite number, Kieran Hardy.
However, Amos insists playing with a man advantage isn’t always straight forward but believes the experience gained by the young squad will stand them in good stead for similar situations in the future.
The 26 year old added: “I’ve seen it in many games I’ve played recently, and after red cards a game can become scrappy.
“Especially with Argentina, because they play with such emotion, it almost works in their favour.
“The referee might look to even things up a little bit and they build on that.
“We spoke about keeping calm, not changing our game-plan but it took a little bit of time to adapt to that.
“That comes with the inexperience we had in the side but we would’ve learnt lessons from that.
“Moving forward, the boys will be in a far better position to go on and win games like this. In the future we will have that experience which will hopefully lead us to victory in the future.”