TOYOTA CITY – Warren Gatland says his Wales side will have a few new tricks up their sleeve when they play Australia in what is potentially a Rugby World Cup Pool D decider at the Tokyo Stadium on Sunday.
Wales were superb in the first half of their 43-14 victory over Georgia on Monday as they scored four tries to lead 29-0 at the break, but showed little of the same endeavour and ambition in the second period.
It led to suggestions that, with the bonus-point wrapped up, Wales held back some of the play-book they will unleash on the Australians. While Gatland said this was not true, he conceded there is more to see from his side.
"I don’t think we tried to hide any moves in the second half," he told reporters. "We spoke about being smart, and in the second half the ball got slippery and there was moisture, so handling for both teams was quite tough.
"We do have a few things up our sleeve next week. It’s tough with a six-day turnaround. We’ve got to make sure we recover well and then start really planning."