Rugby

Welsh hooker sets sights on Japan, Bok wins

2016-11-16 21:36
Ken Owens (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Wales hooker Ken Owens has revealed that they are targeting wins over Japan and South Africa to end their November Test campaign on a positive note.

After losing to Australia, the Welsh hit back with a narrow win over Argentina last weekend, with the Brave Blossoms their next opponent.

Owens is keen to build on that win and seal two more victories in what would surely be viewed as a positive month after such a poor start.

"Our targets have to be improving our performance and winning the next two games. We improved last week and we need to improve this week and go on and win the next two games," he said when speaking to the WRU website.

"We were really pleased with the result against the Pumas and it was a much improved performance from the previous week. Against Australia we didn't win the battle on the advantage line, but we were much better in defence and our set piece was a massive positive against Argentina.

"We won a lot more of the collisions, and we dominated possession and territory, especially in the first half and put them under pressure. We still have plenty to work on and improve on, but we are in a much better place than we were."

The busy hooker Owens continued by adding that he wants his side to display a ruthless streak at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

"There was a little bit of white line fever at times and we didn't execute as well as we would have liked in that area, even though we had spoken all week about not being too individual close to the line. The top teams in the southern hemisphere convert those chances, but we still have to work on that part of our game," he said.


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