Tomos Williams admits he felt “relieved” after being named in Wales’ 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The Cardiff Blues star was one of his side’s stand-out performers during the loss to Ireland on Saturday, making impact from the bench as Wales rallied in the final quarter.
Williams, who will be heading to his first Rugby World Cup, is also confident the likes of Jarrod Evans and Owen Lane will bounce back from their selection disappointments.
The scrum half said: “Against Ireland, you just had to treat it like another game and not put too much pressure on yourself. I went out there and wanted to show what I could do.
“I’m pretty relieved to be selected and I’m really looking forward to be going to Japan.
“I’ve had a lot of congratulations and well done since the announcement and the family are really proud.
“I don’t know what to expect when we get over there, but I’m looking forward to arriving and get into it on and off the field.
“I’m sure those boys who haven’t been selected will bounce back. They’re all good players who will be disappointed to miss out but you have to move on.”