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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 June 2006, 21:24 GMT 22:24 UK
Jenkins admits forward battering
Wales coach Gareth Jenkins and captain Duncan Jones after the Buenos Aires defeat
We've learnt a lot, that we have to compete physically, have possession and play gain-line rugby

Wales coach Gareth Jenkins
Wales coach Gareth Jenkins says his side failed to meet the forward test of the Pumas in their record 45-27 loss.

"There were a lot of things different to last week and the better side won, for sure," he told BBC Sport Wales.

"Our line-out didn't work, the set piece was under pressure and we didn't have the same go-forward to compete.

"Argentina were purposeful, aggressive, physical and impressive - and they had all the ball. Playing defensive rugby tires you, we were off the pace."

Wales captain Duncan Jones was a forlorn figure after the Pumas battering in Buenos Aires.

"No excuses, they made it very difficult for us," he told BBC Sport Wales.

We had a lot of youngsters on this trip

Wales captain Duncan Jones

"We also caused a lot of problems for ourselves, but that's not to detract from the Argentineans, they deserved it.

"We had a lot of youngsters on this trip who will have learnt a lot, but today we're all very down."

Jenkins, still seeking his first win in charge of Wales, also felt that there could be long-term benefits from the tough tour.

"There will be positives and we'll go forward from here," he said.

"We've learnt a lot, that we have to compete physically, have possession and play gain-line rugby."

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