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Jonathan Davies hoping Wales can end long season on a high with Argentina scalp

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An inexperienced Wales squad will aim to finish the campaign with a series win over the Pumas.

Jonathan Davies believes the summer internationals have played a big part in driving standards forward for Welsh rugby and hopes to sign off a demanding season with a series victory over Argentina.

A dramatic 20-20 draw against the Pumas at the Principality Stadium last weekend means everything is up for grabs when the tier one nations battle for a second time at the same venue on Saturday.

It will bring Wales’ lengthy campaign to an end with head coach Wayne Pivac making seven changes to the XV from the first Test as he looks to provide chances to an inexperienced squad without 11 players away with the British and Irish Lions plus injured centurion Leigh Halfpenny.

“A series win would be great. All the hard work the boys have put in, as a collective it would be good to sign off what has been a very long season on a series win against a very good team,” stand-in captain Davies said. “You look at all the opportunities that have been given, with the amount of boys away and unavailable, it has created competition.

“It is great moving forward for Welsh rugby that come the autumn when hopefully everyone is fit, I’m sure the coaches will have some tough selection on their hands in all positions really which is where you want the national team to be.

“Competition for places will increase the competitive nature of training and […]

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