Gareth Anscombe’s performance gives Wales added depth at fly-half according to head coach Warren Gatland following a 21-10 win over Scotland.
The Cardiff Blues playmaker thrived at Principality Stadium, stepping into a starting role in the absence of Dan Biggar.
And with Northampton Saints’ Biggar back available next week for the clash with Australia, Gatland was pleased at the potential selection headache that Anscombe’s performance provides him.
He said: “Gareth gave a lovely pass for Jonathan (Davies) to score the try.
“He attacked the line and put some players into some holes. He hasn’t had a huge amount of games, but we were pleased with him.
“I think this autumn is about some rotation of the squad and giving players a chance.
“Gareth had a good performance and that was pleasing for him. We wanted to create some depth in that position.”
Anscombe was particularly influential in Jonathan Davies’ try on his return to the Welsh side after virtually a year out.
The fly-half ran a wide line which left Huw Jones trying to cover two players, and when the ball was delivered to the Scarlets centre, he was easily able to burst through for the try.
As well as the incisive play with ball in hand, Wales also showed their ability to defend for long periods, keeping the Scots scoreless in the second half.
That came despite the visitors having 70 percent possession and 80 percent territory after the break, with Gatland thrilled at the way his defence held up ahead of next week’s clash with Australia.
He added: “It’s a start for us, but we were a bit rusty at times.
“For long periods of the game we were pretty comfortable without the ball and defended well. We scored some nice tries and will be better for that.
“Scotland put us under a lot of pressure, but we defended well. We came out of it pretty positively.”