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Wales prepared for unique Los Pumas challenge - Anscombe

6th June 2018

Gareth Anscombe insists Wales are geared up for a tough and unique challenge, as they travel to Argentina, where they face back-to-back Tests against Los Pumas.

The outside half was one of five Cardiff Blues players involved in Saturday’s victory over the Springboks at Washington D.C.

Anscombe is expecting a very different challenge against Daniel Hourcade’s side but believes his side can target a 100 per cent record in the summer Tests.

"I don't want to take anything away from South Africa, but they were a bit like us in that they had limited preparation and were missing a few guys. It will be very different in Argentina in their house,” said the outside half.

"The big thing for us is we're one from one and we've talked about winning three games on the bounce.

"We're definitely capable of doing that. We will take confidence from our win against South Africa.

"I've played Argentina once at age group level and they're a passionate bunch. All you have to do is look at the way the Jaguares have been going in Super Rugby.

“They've been on a roll, they're having their best season so far, so they'll be very excited for this series. They're a group who have been together for a while and we've certainly got our work cut out.”

Anscombe competes with Rhys Patchell for an outside half spot in Warren Gatland’s side.

The former Super Rugby winner is excited by the challenge for places within the squad, and insists it drives players to perform to the best of their abilities.

"There is an opportunity for myself and Patch too,'" he said.

"There are a couple of Tests to go and every time you get a chance to start at this level it's an exciting one.

"I hope I can build on this because I've only had a couple of starts now. I've enjoyed them and I'm looking forward to getting a chance in Argentina now.

"I've got to put my best foot forward and with a few guys absent it's an opportunity for those of us who have maybe played more rugby to step up and lead. We've got an exciting outfit and I'm enjoying being a part of it."