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Wales player ratings vs Argentina: Dan Biggar stars in final game

10. Dan Biggar – 7.5

Sent missiles into the sky, and started very well with the first try. Great supporting line to get into position, and cruised in under the posts. Questions around a dubious high tackle at 18 minutes on Chocobares, and slotted well from the tee. Wincing after re-aggrovating the pectoral injury, after a heavy Gonzalez hit. Presented the outside dummy run option for Tomos Williams’ try, and cried out for ‘holding on’, as Sclavi scored for Argentina. (Off – Nick Tompkins 74 minutes)

9. Gareth Davies – 6

First box kick was scuffed, but settled in with stronger efforts from the boot. Fronted up well in contact, and sent a key pass for Dan Biggar’s opening try. Taken off early after previously twisting his knee in the first half. (Off – Tomos Williams 49 minutes)

1. Gareth Thomas – 6

Key pillar as Wales dominated the early scrums. Gave away a penalty at the set-piece for not driving straight (35 minutes), as the Welsh pack faltered in the latter first half. Looked beaten up after the wrestle with Georgia, and missed a tackle in the loose at the close of the half. (Off – Corey Domachowski 56 minutes)

2. Ryan Elias – 5

Struggled at the line-out, with three failed set-pieces, two from over-throwing. Solid early scrum and presented a confident carry option. Forced the Pumas scrum to crumble in the first half. (Replaced at half time for Dewi Lake).

3. Tomas Francis – 7

Strong early scrums, and led the way with a leadership voice. Carrying option for Gareth Davies, running onto the scrum-half in the loose. Disrupted the defence, and led the Welsh scrum dominance of the first half. Offside in the defence at 37 mins. Huge shift at the tight-head, against a powerful Pumas pack. (Off – Dillon Lewis 65 minutes)

4. Will Rowlands – 6.5

Miss-timed a line-out jump in 22 minutes, in a match that saw Wales struggle at the arial set-piece. Worked tirelessly, and halted the second half onslaught from Argentina as best as he could. However, the Pumas prevailed overall.

5. Adam Beard – 6

Line-out took a while to get steady, and miss communications with Rowlands led to a knock-on in the midfield at a break. Tackled hard to the very end, and left after a strong effort. (Off – Daffyd Jenkins 65 minutes)

6. Jac Morgan (captain) – 7.5

Great stepping and fending against the Argentina defenders. Once again Morgan led by example and was one of Wales’ best players in a losing effort. Won a key turnover at 27 minutes, and only faltered in defence one time of note, as he was bounced back by Montoya. Carried for the short and sharp yards, and won a penalty on his try-line against an eager Alemanno.