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

7. Tommy Reffell – 6

Worked together with Morgan as a solid unit, as he made the tackle for Morgan’s 27th minute turnover. Baited into a dangerous scenario, but avoided the tackle on the jumping ball carrier. Gifted Argentina a penalty at 41 minutes for not rolling away. (Off – Christ Tshuinza – 56 minutes)

8. Aaron Wainwright – 6

Great turnover after 6 minutes, and stood in strong for broken armed Faletau. Cleaned up the loose ball well, and covered rucks with a great engine. Presented a pick option at the back of the scrum, but was turned over at the ruck on a couple occasions. Lots of pressure for high ball catchers, forced several spills. Kicked off at Lavanini and ended up thrown to the deck.


16. Dewi Lake – 5

On at half-time for disappointing Ryan Elias set-pieces. However, line-out struggled to improve. Gifted the Pumas a 64th minute penalty for not releasing in the ruck, despite the hard defence efforts of Dillon Lewis.

17. Corey Domachowski – 5.5

Collapsed under the Argentine scrum at 64 minutes, but kept his form for the most part. His inexperience showed having only made his Wales debut in the Summer. Tried to force a turnover, but was shunted back on his line by the Pumas.

18. Dillon Lewis – 5

Put in an immense effort to half the Pumas drives, with Biggar crying out for his turn-over attempt. However, the replacement props efforts came to no avail, as Sclavi slid free for a key try.

19. Dafydd Jenkins – 5.5

On for Adam Beard, but did not bring the spark to lift the Wales drive in the second half. Carried well, but was halted by the tough Pumas, with as he was routinely chopped down.

20. Christ Tshiunza – 6

On for Reffell and offered a strong presence carrying in the loose. Interesting observation was his choice to play the majority of the match with his scrum cap stuffed down his shorts. Tried to re-establish the foundations of the line-out but the communications were too far gone.

21. Tomos Williams – 7

Earlier inclusion than he was expecting, with Gareth Davies’ withdrawl after just 49 minutes. Scored a key score at 56 minutes, as he sniped his way through the Argentina defence with a nice cutting line.

22. Sam Costelow – 5

On for Nick Tompkins as the centre left with a HIA. Adapted well into the midfield with North, and made strong tackles on the heavy Pumas ball carriers. Threw the blind pass for Nicolas Sanchez’ intercept, which crushed Welsh hearts and kicked them out the tournament.

23. Rio Dyer – 6

On for Liam Williams at 59 minutes, and forced Louis Rees-Zammit to fullback. Helped in the halting of Creevy’s short drive to the line, and offered some key short bursts in attack. Great breakaway, and played in Rees-Zammit for his narrow missed try.