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But having made 14 changes from that side for the midweek game, Howley was able to take satisfaction from the performances of several players pushing for a starting spot.
Ospreys openside flanker Justin Tipuric, James Hook and Alun-Wyn Jones scored the tries, while Hook also chipped in with ten points from the kicking tee.
Howley said: “It was a job well done. To back up in the midweek after a Test game shows great spirit and character.
“We took our chances well in the first half and were clinical. We lacked possession and territory in the second half, but we displayed the kind of defensive qualities we will need in the second Test at the weekend.
“The qualities we showed in our line speed and numbering up in defence were key in the second half. I’m delighted with the win. We’ve always said we wanted competition for places and once again the players have worn the Welsh jersey with pride and asked the coaches some questions.
"Justin Tipuric was outstanding and his ability to get on the ball, or stay off it, was terrific.”