Wales down Pumas

Wales produced an impressive performance as they beat Argentina 33-16 at the Millennium Stadium.

Wales dominated the first half as they were up 13-3 at the break. Pivot Stephen Jones scored all the points as he scored a try, conversion and two penalties to secure a 10-point lead.

Centre Martin Rodriguez slotted a three-pointer for Argentina’s only points of the first stanza.

Speedster Shane Williams grabbed a second half brace to put the result beyond doubt and to cap off a good performance by the home team. Jones added seven points with the boot and wing Leigh Halfpenny also contributed with a long-range penalty.

Argentina failed to trouble Wales as they couldn’t find the composure to build more than four phases in attack often enough and several defensive errors and ill-discipline saw the home side score the necessary points for the win.

Rodriguez managed to add some respectability to the score as he scored all 13 points for Argentina.