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McBryde predicts hard work ahead.

Hooker Robin McBryde believes it's still nose to the grindstone in the set-piece ahead of Wales' gruelling summer tour to South Africa and Argentina.

The pack put in an improved scrummage display against Italy on Saturday in the wake of their set-piece shambles against France and in the latter stages of their Twickenham defeat nine days ago.

But despite pulling off a 44-10 win against Italy at the Millennium Stadium, Wales still lost vital lineout ball - something not lost on Llanelli Scarlets hooker McBryde.

'We are better than that in the lineout, though the scrum improved,' he said.

'Going into this game we knew we had work to do in the set-piece and it remains the same.

'There has to be graft ahead of the summer tour to South Africa and Argentina. Those games will be big tests for us.'
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 29, 2004
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