RL World Cup: Iestyn Harris thinks Wales are capable of having a good tournament

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Iestyn Harris says Wales have had a good World Cup build-up

Iestyn Harris says Wales have had a good World Cup build-up

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Coach Iestyn Harris thinks his Wales team are capable of performing well at the upcoming World Cup.

Wales begin their campaign against Italy at the Millennium Stadium on 26 October and defeated a Welsh Select XIII 62-12 at Eirias Park on Tuesday in their warm-up match.

That match followed some intense training sessions and Harris said: "It has been a good week for us, we've hit a fair bit of intensity in training.

"We had some sore bodies going into the game, which is what we wanted.

"I'm happy with the squad at the moment. Some of the guys are a little dusty as they haven't played for four to five weeks, so it was important for them to get this hit-out.

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"We perhaps weren't at our slickest but we've got Ben Flower, Gil Dudson, Larne Patrick and Ian Webster to put into the mix, and potentially Tyson Frizell when he comes over. We'll be a decent prospect when we've got everyone on the field."

Looking towards the Italy match, Harris added: "They have talked themselves up in terms of what they're going to bring to the World Cup.

"They've got some quality players in the squad and you know that they're going to test you in certain areas.

"It's our priority to make sure our preparation is right and this week has allowed us to get that. We're having a good build-up to the Italy game in Cardiff and everyone knows the structure."

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