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The next step for Wales and Howley – who will return to his role as assistant coach now Warren Gatland has returned from his stint in charge of the British & Irish Lions – is to beat a Southern Hemisphere team and they will get that chance with the Springboks come to town next month.
Howley travelled to Johannesburg last week to run the rule over South Africa as they went down 38-27 to New Zealand as the All Blacks retained the Rugby Championship Cup in an enthralling nine-try encounter.
And while admitting South Africa were impressive, despite the defeat, Howley believes the Millennium Stadium effect can help Wales break their duck against the Springboks during the Gatland era.
"It is an inspirational stadium,” said Howley.
"When we got back to the Millennium Stadium in the Six Nations against England, we'd had tough experiences on the road against Scotland, Italy and France and we were all looking forward to getting back and playing at home.
"As players and coaches we feel it's the best stadium in the world and the memories always come flooding back so I've got no doubt that the atmosphere will be replicated again in the autumn.
"The autumn is a huge challenge for us, but it is one we welcome and are looking forward to.
"It you look at the autumn series over the last three or four years, we haven't won too many matches and that is the next challenge for us.”