Wales dangerman Shane Williams is wrapped up by the Italian defence.
Wales coach Warren Gatland says his side were asked alot of tough questions in their 20-15 win over Italy.
Wales went into the match at the Stadio Flaminio with a raft of changes following the defeat in Paris in round 3, and coach Gatland admitted there were moments of concern in Rome. He said: "There were times when I feared the number of changes was going to backfire. When you're behind you go through different scenarios in your head and asked questions.
"Some individuals didn't perform as we hoped and the number of changes did have an effect. But while we're not entirely pleased with the performance, we're more than happy to score two tries and get the win.
"We've shown consistency after clinching the title last year by winning three of our four games in this championship, but we haven't shown the same consistency with our performance."
But grinding out a five-point win thanks to a late Tom Shanklin try pleased the coach." A lot of questions have been answered," he said.
"A few combinations didn't work and there were guys who hadn't played for a while. But there was a gap between the performances of those on the pitch and the number one selection.
Galtand took the opportunity to field a different starting XV and believes the decision to rotate his first choice players will pay dividends in the build up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
He explained: "You don't often get the chance to make changes and look at the depth of the squad. It would be easy to stick with the same team but then I would be criticised in two years' time for not developing the squad.
"In the end we've had a chance to look at new people, we're happy to win because that's what Test rugby is about but the performance was not as pleasing."
"The scrum struggled and conceded six points from two penalties. It didn't give us a platform and was an area that put us under huge pressure."
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
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Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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