Wing Josh Adams tells France not to underestimate Wales
'It's nice to keep teams guessing... it's another string to our bow': Wales wing Josh Adams tells France his side should not be underestimated ahead of Rugby World Cup quarter-final
- Wales take on France in Oita on Sunday looking to book a place in the semi-final
- French wing Yoann Huget claimed that France know how Wales are going to play
- But his opposite number Josh Adams says they will try to play 'a complete game'
Try-scoring sensation Josh Adams warned France they are not the one-dimensional side Les Bleus think they are.
His opposite number for the World Cup quarter-final on Sunday Yoann Huget suggested that Wales have played the same way since 2011 and they just rely on a defensive game.
'We've known Wales's game for eight years,' Huget said.
'Wales have this ability to put their opponents under pressure, to wait for their opponent to make a mistake so they can score.
'Aside from that, their kicking game doesn't bother me.
'We're ready for everything.' But Adams - who has scored five tries already in this tournament, putting him one behind national record holder Shane Williams who scored six in 2007 - is not having that.
'Everyone's got an opinion,' he smiled.
'Maybe in the past we've kept games a little bit closer and kicked a little bit more ball, but that's dependent on the game-plan and how we look at the opposition.
'You identify areas where you can put teams under pressure, and if that's keeping things tight with the forwards and putting more boot to ball that's what we'll do.
'I definitely think in the last four games we've moved the ball quite well, and have scored some good tries, actually. It's another string to our bow.
'We not only can grind teams down with the pack we've got, dominate aerially with the kicking game, we can also move the ball around and use our threats in the backs. It's nice to keep teams guessing sometimes, whether we're going to come hard with the pack or shift it wide, but it's another string to our bow.
'It's all about trying to get a complete game. You never will, but it's trying to get as close as you can to that.' The winger, 24, is fully aware how high the stakes are.
'It's slowly building,' he said of the long build-up to the knockout game in Oita.
'There's been an edge to us this week, a bit of spike in training, as the forwards can vouch for.
'There's been a good mood with everybody and none of us are ready to go home.' And, like the rest of the Wales squad gunning for glory in Japan, Adams is comfortable with the favourites tag.
'You look at previous results - it's seven of the last eight for us - and you could argue we are favourites,' he said confidently.
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