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Warburton lauds confident Wales showing
22 March 2015 12:00pm
Sam Warburton led the Lions against Australia in 2013
British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton insists Wales have progressed over the past year after running riot against Italy on Saturday.
Fellow Lions wing George North raced in for a hat-trick of tries, while Lions centre Jamie Roberts, Liam Williams, Scott Williams and Rhys Webb also dotted down.
And 26-year-old Warburton claims Wales have improved heading into the World Cup later this year.
"I think we're a lot more confident as a side now than we were 12 months or 24 months ago," said Warburton. "It does give us a nice little bit of momentum going into the World Cup.
"The one thing I am is really proud of the boys. I think we always thought we were capable of having an attacking performance like that.
"And to be fair to Warren [Gatland] and Rob [Howley], the coaches, they always do tell us to play - and that's not recently; that's been over the last few years.
"We stuck to the game plan, we were patient and things unfolded like we thought they would. I think we showed a lot of experience and composure."
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