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In his newest BBC Sport column, Wales center Hadleigh Parkes reveals happen to be phoning him Robocop following the dramatic World Cup discusses exactly what the squad were up to at Otsu triumph over Australia and looks ahead of Wednesdays match against Fiji.
You might have noticed Ive been piled up a lot recently to assist with various accidents, so the boys have been providing me saying that I look like Robocop.
I have got my forearm my proper hand, my left elbow and my bicep all wrapped up, so its absurd how much tape I am using at the moment.
Because Im starting to look just like half person, half 19, I need to eliminate it.
But the thing is that it helped me to get through our match from Australia last Sunday, and to find the win was wonderful.
Id broken a bone in my hand and also the hand was tender but it did not affect me a great deal.
Our medical team is one of the best. Im seeing them each day, speaking to them each day, and theyre looking after me really well.
The hand is no worse than it had been and its actually moving quite nicely.
Its amazing what mind and the human body can do if you have got an injury.
Say you dont use it for fourteen days and you split something, youtrying to render it andre just waiting in your cast.
But you become accustomed to it when it is injured, while you use your own body along with your headspace gets better and better. I do not feel as much any more.
Australia was a big game for us and also a huge game for the Wallabies as well.
Weve been over time on the end of a few narrow defeats against them, however, the past few times weve managed to find the win.
It was pleasant to receive a try however, the boys were giving me a little stick for that also, saying they have no clue how I outjumped Marika Koroibete.
With a penalty benefit youve got a chance but additionally you wish to make a group cover. I was on the wing and Biggsy [Dan Biggar] add a kick and I managed to grab hold of it.
Our start was super – Biggsy with the drop-goal after Ken Owens and Aaron Wainwright did well in the conclusion, and the try.
Everyone put a enormous change in although the second half got a bit tense and its just great to get two wins.
I really dont know if there has been a change of mentality but something I have always been told is that Wales are slow beginners in tournaments and then build their way right into it.
However, you dont need to get stuck in this blueprint, pursuing the bunch.
Within this championship, wed Georgia. They are a tough team but we began well and was the bonus point.
Then in the Australia game, theyd had a turnaround that is more rapid than us and theyre a team that can score points, and that means you have to have that mindset that youre going to outscore them not simply defend.
To be just two is great – .
We have set ourselves in a position, so let us take advantage of that keep building excellence and to top our pool.
And were not losing sight of this danger that Fiji will bring when they are faced by us on Wednesday.
There is talent throughout that backline and they are big, physical men with a skillset that is pretty impressive.
We watched them beat Georgia and we are aware that its going to be a challenge, but were looking forward to it since that is exactly what you want – before what can be demanding matches hopefully these challenging games later in the championship.
We jumped from Tokyo to Otsu, in which weve been having a bit of downtime the afternoon after we beat Australia.
Its completely different to Tokyo. I believe if we had had three days off from Tokyo that it would have been very dangerous!
I heard that it was occupied and it was people everywhere, a fast speed of life, fantastic food really friendly, and it is relatively simple to get around too.
We found several nice places to eat and also a few coffee shops, which regular readers of this column will know is quite vital for the boys.
It had been Jonathan Davies taking the lead, In regards to finding those places. He follows a load of balances Instagram, writes down what he likes and then ticks off them when we see with them.
I think thats a really good way to travel when you visit places you do not understand.
Then theres Otsu.
We had a few days off once we got here, which was needed after two tough games against Georgia along with Australia plus a brief turnaround in between.
It has been fine in Otsu, where our hotel overlooks the lake as well as the people have been really friendly.
Off the days were quite idle. A few of us went. Im more of a sea fisherman generally but we managed to grab a few little ones.
So the tops were away the sun was out – I am always working on that tan!
We went to Kyoto one day so it was fascinating to have a look at the temples, the history and gardens and things.
It has really been a nice, nice to escape from the city and chilled days – but we are here to perform a project.
In practice , we had been back on Friday, and we were looking just like a Monday, the start of a Test week against Fiji at it.
Hadleigh Parkes was speaking to BBC Sport Wales Dafydd Pritchard.
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