Wales wing Adams continues meteoric rise
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