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."
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Tongan international forward Sione Kalamafoni returns after injury to take up his usual place in the back row as Gloucester look to finish their season on a high against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday.
Gloucester Rugby is delighted to confirm that 18 year old Mat Protheroe, a product of Hartpury College and one of the brightest young talents in the English game, has signed a senior contract at Kingsholm.
At the recent London Irish game, personnel from the Imjin Barracks in Innsworth, including Gurkhas, were present, holding a collection to raise funds for ShelterBox to aid relief from the recent Nepal Earthquake Appeal.