Howley proud of improved home record

Date published: November 27 2016

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05:  Rob Howley, the Wales head coach looks on during the International match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales coach Rob Howley lauded his side for their victory against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wales claimed a 27-13 win over the Springboks which ends a mixed bag of a November Series of the Welsh. They just managed to beat Argentina and Japan after copping a clobbering at the hands of Australia in the first game.

But Howley is adamant the series has been a success for his side.

“We set a goal of bettering our 70 per cent home record. Three wins out of four is 75 per cent if my maths is right, so we bettered it. We have beaten South Africa for only the third time, by a record margin. We will take it,” Sky Sports.

“I thought we were comfortable and were able to stretch South Africa more times than they were able to stretch us. There is another level in us – I thought we beat South Africa quite comfortably.

“At 20-6 ahead we didn’t make it easy for ourselves. We never have, and never will. That’s the challenge, but I am delighted for the players, as they deserved that win. It was in a manner that was comfortable, and we were clinical.”

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