Former Wales international Sir Gareth Edwards has backed the national side to continue their progression in 2019.
Warren Gatland’s side wrapped up their commitments in 2018 in style by securing a first-ever autumn series clean sweep, while they also recorded nine successive wins – their best run for 20 years.
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Wales will be hoping to extend that fine form when they kick off their 2019 Six Nations campaign in February against France, before attentions turn to the World Cup in September.
Edwards, who is regarded as one of Wales’ greatest ever players, is confident his nation can “compete with the best” and has backed them to make history at the showpiece event in Japan.
“This could be the biggest year for Welsh sport. We can compete with the best and I think we have the personnel to shake the world,” said Edwards. “We don’t have to fear anyone because of what has been developed.
“The great defence is there for everyone to see and this is probably the best squad we’ve had from top to bottom. “There’s a lot more consistency and the bench is a lot stronger. When these boys run on now you’re not afraid of what’s going to happen.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.