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Louis Rees-Zammit says he picked the brains of Leigh Halfpenny earlier than his spectacular Check match swap to full-back in opposition to Argentina.
The Gloucester wing had hardly performed at 15 in additional than 80 appearances for membership, nation and the British and Irish Lions.
With Wales’ Halfpenny and Liam Williams injured, Rees-Zammit stepped in.
“I wanted to know every part and he [Halfpenny] is the person to ask. He gave me large confidence,” he mentioned.
The 21-year-old took to the full-back position successfully in Wales’ 20-13 Autumn Nations Sequence victory over Argentina.
“All week, Leigh and I sat on the computer systems doing a great deal of evaluation,” added Rees-Zammit.
“The distinction is within the back-field. You might be continuously there, and with the kicking into the 22 rule now, you possibly can’t afford to let the opposition in your half.
“I used to be conscious of Argentina’s threats and of getting myself into place rapidly in order that they weren’t going to be allowed alternatives.
“There may be numerous kicking nowadays, so there are kick battles which it’s a must to keep in. However when the chance does come, my eyes gentle up.
“Towards a staff like Argentina they do not provide you with that a lot area, so it’s a must to try to play a little bit of ping-pong with them and see who crumbles first.”
Halfpenny could possibly be in rivalry to face Georgia subsequent weekend after being sidelined by a hamstring downside, so whether or not Rees-Zammit stays at full-back stays to be seen.
However he underlined his world-class high quality and gave Wales head coach Wayne Pivac another choice because the World Cup countdown continues.
“I can play there [full-back], and I’ll play there if wanted,” Rees-Zammit added.
“We had been quick on full-backs so I mentioned I might play there if required.
“I again myself, particularly once I’ve obtained gamers like Leigh and others who’ve large expertise to assist me.”
Rees-Zammit’s contribution offered an vital consider serving to Wales bounce again from a 55-23 hammering in opposition to New Zealand seven days earlier.
“We had large warmth on us. I believed the boys stood up nicely and actually put in a defensive efficiency that we could be happy with,” he mentioned.
“They had been in our 22 lots, and we went lengthy phases the place we caught in there and we managed to win the ball again a good few occasions.
“Our physicality simply wasn’t adequate in opposition to New Zealand, and we needed to put that proper.”