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Wales' clean sweep bodes well for the toughest tests

Argentina 12 Wales 30

By Robert Jones

Wales' summer tour co-captain Ellis Jenkins believes Warren Gatland's side are in fine fettle for next year's World Cup after they clinched a clean sweep of three straight victories this month.

A comfortable 30-12 success over Argentina in Santa Fe not only sealed a first series win in the land of the Pumas since 1999, but also pushed Wales into third in World Rugby's rankings.

Gatland's men have jumped above rivals England and their young squad have shown impressive maturity in South America. It bodes well for Wales' hopes of glory in Japan in 2019.

"We came on this tour with a lot of inexperience within the squad and we wanted to win three from three. To have done that is hugely pleasing," flanker Jenkins said.

"It's been about discovering some strength in depth and the boys, including myself, knew there was an opportunity to put your hand up to be in the mix for World Cup selection.

"Lots of boys in different positions have done that and Warren has spoken about the headaches he's got, which is only a good thing for us."

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