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."
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
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Gloucester Rugby welcomed back a set of returning internationals at the start of this week, and one of them, James Hook is pleased to be back, and ready to get back to business in a Cherry and White shirt.