London, September 26 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – September 27, 2021): Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said he was “happy” to see opener Gareth Anscombe play his first competitive game since August 2019 in the Ospreys 27-23 defeating the Dragons on Sunday.
Anscombe, 30, was his country’s first choice before suffering a serious injury in the Rugby World Cup pre-season loss to England two years ago.
The New Zealand-born playmaker is one of the main contenders to wear the No.10 shirt against the All Blacks on October 30 with England-based players including Dan Biggar and Callum Sheedy unavailable as the game rolls out of the game. the test window.
Other options for Pivac in Cardiff Jarrod Evans and Rhys Priestland were injured in their region’s United Rugby Championship win over Connacht on Friday.
“He (Anscombe) is a very strong player and he has been a very good player for Wales in the past. He brings a lot of communication and organization,” Pivac told the BBC.
âHe was a little rusty at the start, some of his kicks off wouldn’t have gone the way he would have liked. He had some really good touches in the second half.
“He will be really happy to have 70 minutes under his belt, because we were delighted to watch him,” he added.
The Pivac team also welcomes world champion South Africa on November 6, Fiji eight days later and Australia on November 20 during their fall campaign.