Cardiff Blues wing Josh Adams showed what a danger he is going to be in the European Rugby Challenge Cup later this season as he scored three tries to help Wales defeat Fiji 29-17 on Wednesday and qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
The 24-year-old, who joined the Welsh region in the summer after netting four tries in eight Challenge Cup games for Worcester Warriors, inspired a Wales comeback from 10-0 down early in the first half in Oita.
He became only the third Wales international to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match, striking in the 17th, 30th and 60th minutes with some outstanding finishing.
Scarlets fly-half Rhys Patchell, who has scored 215 points in 31 European games, also got on the scoresheet for Wales with a conversion and penalty, after coming on for the injured Dan Biggar in the 55th minute.
1️⃣,2️⃣,3️⃣@JoshAdams951 over in the corner for his hat-trick after another lovely link-up with Jonathan Davies. His fourth score of the tournament puts them back ahead.
Hat-tric i Josh Adams a Cymru yn ôl ar y blaen! pic.twitter.com/HDudXiYJou
— Cardiff Blues (@cardiff_blues) October 9, 2019
Cardiff Blues face Leicester Tigers, Pau and Rugby Calvisano on their return to the Challenge Cup next season in a mouth-watering Pool 5, while Scarlets have been drawn in Pool 2 alongside Bayonne, London Irish and RC Toulon in their first Challenge Cup start.
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