New Gloucester signing, fly half Nicky Robinson, made his first international appearance for Wales against the USA after a three year absence, and made the most of the opportunity scoring 12 points in a 48-15 win.
Wales ran home six tries as they ended their tour of North America with a comfortable win against the United States in Chicago with Robinson contributing 12 points from three conversions and 2 penalties.
Robinson, who joins Gloucester from Cardiff Blues this summer, was an unused replacement in Wales first international of the tour against Canada but laid down a marker against the USA according to former Wales captain Gwyn Jones.
I thought there was more value in playing him for longer," Jones told BBC Wales' Scrum V programme.
"If you look back at the last two games he's been our best player and he only played for an hour, or just over."
"We're building for 2011 and (Dan) Biggar will still only be 21, whereas Nicky will be in the prime of his career if he continues the way that he is."
Robinson himself told BBC Sport Wales that he was just thankful of the opportunity to pull on a Wales jersey again.
"It was really pleasing for me to get a start," he told BBC Sport Wales.
"But I was disappointed to come off because you want to play every minute of a Test match, but that's the coach's decision."
"In the first half we scored some good tries and then hopefully the second half we were going to go out and put them to bed early."
"Unfortunately we didn't do that and let them back into the game."
"We weren't clinical enough, made a lot of handling errors unfortunately and maybe the scoreline didn't reflect exactly how we played."
"We were better, fitter and stronger than them, we are pleased with the victories but that was the bare minimum."
"We scored a few more points [against the USA]. The boys put the effort in and that's all we can ask."
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
Looking ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Harlequins (kick off 3pm), Head Coach Laurie Fisher told the local media that Gloucester will need to be on top of their game in a match which has big implications in terms of top six ambitions.
A big few days for the Gloucester-Hartpury Women side. First came the news that the team will compete in Women's Super Rugby next season, and on Saturday the team will play Worcester Ladies IIs at Kingsholm. Centre Hannah Jones and wing Michelle Ruddock spoke to GRTV this week to reflect on events.
Speaking to the local media after the 35-22 loss at Wasps, lock Tom Savage spoke of his disappointment at the result, with Gloucester left to rue a number of missed opportunities against a clinical home side.
Speaking after his return from England duty, Gloucester winger Jonny May reflected on England winning the Six Nations Championship, if not the Grand Slam, and what he needs to focus on to get back into the starting line-up.
Ross Moriarty started for Wales at the Stade de France on Saturday while Matt Scott was a replacement for Scotland. It was Scott who finished the day the happier, a try-scorer in a 29-0 victory over Italy.