Here's the Best
Byline: By Andy Howell Western Mail
Andy Howell throws his ideas into the mix as he goes for a team he says will do us proud at World Cup
WE'VE seen Gareth Jenkins' possibles team in action against Australia, but how many of them are in with a genuine chance of making Wales' first-choice line-up for September's World Cup?
So came the order from above, mindful I'd stuck my neck on the block by cheekily claiming the supposed second string selected for the trip Down Under had the capacity to beat the side that under-achieved during the Six Nations Championship.
I'd predicted in print, before coach Jenkins and his squad left for Australia, the possibles would come out on top if a modern-day trial against the probables was held.
There was a follow-up story to be written. Had my faith in certain individuals and my stance been validated by Wales' performances Down Under against the Wallabies?
Now's the time to judge just where Wales stand three months before the most important rugby union competition of all.
What chance Jenkins' men making a realistic bid for world glory and, more specifically, what would be my Wales team be for the September 9 kick-off against Canada if I was picking it today?
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Publication information: Article title: Here's the Best. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: June 6, 2007. Page number: 42. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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