Wales head coach Warren Gatland expressed his desire for players to feel under pressure to enhance development in his squad.
Following Wales’ late victory over South Africa on the weekend, when Ryan Elias touched down to see them win by two points, Gatland’s men now face Argentina in a two-Test series.
With a starting line-up against South Africa that saw only two players retained from the final NatWest 6 Nations game against France, Gatland praised the new additions in their efforts to challenge for a jersey.
He said: “I thought Ellis [Jenkins] was outstanding. He got a couple of crucial turnovers.
?“Tomos Williams was great as well, there are a couple of little things for him to work on but for his first cap – he’s scored, he’s charged one down at the end, he’s hunted. We were pleased.
“The biggest thing that I want is for guys to be under pressure.
“We were pretty straight up with these guys and they’re all well aware of what we’ve been trying to do in the last 18 months and that’s to really develop some depth and some competition in certain positions.
“Hopefully there’s a few of those ten or 11 players sitting at home at the moment watching Wales but also realising that there are a couple of players that have played exceptionally well and have won.”
Although Gatland welcomed the solid performance against the Springboks, he admitted Argentina will also pose a serious challenge over the two matches.
He added: “We got a huge amount out of this game.
“I thought our set-piece was pretty good, particularly in the first 60 minutes. We put ourselves under a little bit of pressure but you expect that.
“There will be a lot of positives for us to take from this and we’ve got a couple of tough games against Argentina.
“Most of them play for the Jaguares team so they’ll be fairly familiar with everything and they’ve done well in Super Rugby so it’s something for us to look forward to.”