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Rob Howley 'proud' of Wales after victory over Argentina

Wales' interim head coach Rob Howley has praised his players for putting a "tough week" behind them by beating Argentina at the Principality Stadium.

Wales coach Rob Howley during the Autumn International match at the Principality Stadium Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire/PA Images

Wales ended a run of five successive Test match defeats by edging out the Pumas 24-20.

Second-half tries from Liam Williams and scrum-half Gareth Davies made the difference as Wales bounced back from last weekend's defeat against Australia to kick-start their autumn campaign.

"From our perspective, it's been a tough week, and to turn around and win against a Rugby Championship side, the players can be very proud and pleased with their victory," Howley said.

Wales' Gareth Davies (centre) celebrates with team-mates after the final whistle Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire/PA Images

It was a win against a good Argentina team. The players have delivered. They were outstanding in their preparation, and I can't speak highly enough of the leadership group.

– Rob Howley, Wales interim head coach

Wales had not won a game since the final day of last season's RBS 6 Nations Championship, when they defeated Italy.

We kept our composure and patience, and we showed a clinical edge in the second half... It was important we put some pride back into that national jersey.

To win against a side that is above us in the (world) rankings is important, but also, to win at home, which was key for us today.

It has been a tough week, and this gives us confidence. We have won against a very good Argentina side.

– Rob Howley, Wales interim head coach

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