Jones calls for improvement
After their series defeat to South Africa, Alun Wyn Jones has urged Wales to show their true colours in the November internationals.
By Carlie Horsley
Last Updated: 16/06/08 10:12am
After another defeat at the hands of the Springboks, forward Alun Wyn Jones has urged Wales to show their true colours in the November internationals.
The team endured a series whitewash against South Africa, losing 43-17 in the first Test in Bloemfontein, but showed improvement in the 37-21 defeat in Pretoria.
Jones now wants Wales to prove their capability against the Tri-Nations big guns stating: "We've proved to South Africa as well as ourselves that we are a successful squad with a lot of potential."
Although the series loss was a blow to Wales, the final performance showed a marked improvement from the side, just one week after their first defeat.
The team led on three occasions throughout the match and were disappointed with the final result.
"We didn't do ourselves justice but we can hold our heads high leaving the country," Jones said.
"Hopefully now we'll go on to display our true character. We had the belief last week that we could win but that didn't translate onto the pitch."
The team return home on Monday morning, with time to reflect upon their experience.
Jones added: "Overall the second Test was a huge improvement and we're happy with that. We showed what should have been."