Wales cruised to an ultimately comfortable 74-24 victory over Tonga on Saturday, although they were briefly made to sweat by the Pacific Islanders.
Three tries in the first 11 minutes – including one for Liam Williams, winning his 50th cap – saw the much-changed hosts threaten to run away with the match.
But Tonga regrouped and managed to drag themselves back from 24-3 down to pull level early in the second half, having earlier seen a try disallowed for a knock on.
From that point, however, it was all Wales.
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Steff Evans, Tomos Williams, Tyler Morgan, Cory Hill, Aled Davies and Rhys Patchell all touched down before Liam Williams marked his big day with a second try.
Dan Biggar – back in the side having lost the number 10 shirt to Gareth Anscombe for last weekend’s victory over Australia – contributed 19 points, including 14 from the tee, to give coach Warren Gatland a selection headache ahead of next weekend’s visit of South Africa.
The result extends Wales’ winning run to seven matches at home. Only once since 1978 have they enjoyed a longer such run – nine games between 1997 and 1999.
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