Wales wing Adams con­tin­ues me­te­oric rise

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - SPORT -

CARDIFF, United King­dom: When Wales were sunk 29-21 by Aus­tralia last Novem­ber, winger Josh Adams was just an­other Welsh fan left with his head in his hands at the Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium.

The Worces­ter flyer has had a me­te­oric launch into in­ter­na­tional rugby and on Satur­day the 23year-old, who spent the 2016 sea­son on-loan at third divi­sion English club Cin­der­ford, will win his fifth cap hav­ing made his de­but in last year's Six Na­tions.

In do­ing so, he also keeps vaunted Sara­cens ri­val Liam Wil­liams, a Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lion and al­ready scorer of two club hat-tricks this sea­son, on the bench.

Wales coach Warren Gatland said Adams de­served an­other shot, hav­ing im­pressed on the sum­mer tour when the Welsh team recorded wins over South Africa and Ar­gentina, twice, as part of a cur­rent six-match win­ning streak.

"There are a few things to re­alise in terms of the con­sid­er­a­tion of the team," said Gatland, with Gareth Anscombe also re­tained at fly-half ahead of Dan Big­gar.

"One, there is some con­ti­nu­ity from last week and two, we wanted to re­ward the boys that toured in the sum­mer.

"Josh had a par­tic­u­larly good tour and we wanted to give him an­other op­por­tu­nity." - AFP

Josh Adams (L, pic­tured June 2018) from Wales has had a me­te­oric launch into in­ter­na­tional rugby hav­ing made his de­but in the 2017 Six Na­tions. - AFP photo

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