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."
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Speaking after the 37-8 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Benetton Treviso, James Hook admitted that the Italian side made things tough for Gloucester at times but that the Cherry and Whites are happy to take the bonus point win and turn their focus to Northampton next week.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
The Gloucester Rugby Half Term Rugby Camps got off to a great start on Monday morning, with over 60 young rugby players braving the chilly weather to experience a great day of skills, learning and fun thanks to the Gloucester Rugby Community Department.
A number of Gloucester Rugby's promising young players are currently playing their competitive rugby on loan at other clubs, and six of them featured in Saturday's game between London Welsh and Rotherham Titans.