Wales flyhalf Gareth Anscombe is preparing for his 1st game of the Rugby Planet Cup against Portugal. Anscombe, who missed the 2019 Planet Cup due to injury, has not played in any of Wales’ prior warm-up fixtures. Even so, coach Warren Gatland believes that Anscombe is hunting sharp and is excited for the chance.
When Dan Biggar is at present the 1st decision flyhalf, Anscombe’s versatility as a fullback tends to make him a powerful third alternative for Wales. With Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams recovering from their personal injuries, Anscombe could offer beneficial depth in the quantity 15 jersey.
Portugal is observed as a comparable group to Fiji, playing an fascinating and rapidly-paced style of rugby. Gatland acknowledges that Wales will require to make some adjustments to their game program in order to counter Portugal’s attacking capabilities.
In spite of criticism of Wales getting favorable calls from the referee in their match against Fiji, Gatland asserts that Wales also had their fair share of missed possibilities. He emphasises that his group is focused on one particular game at a time and has aspirations of reaching the Planet Cup final. Gatland believes that if Wales can continue to be a hard group to beat, they have the prospective to obtain one thing particular in the tournament.