DUNCAN Jones was reluctant to take the credit for his try-saving heroics which denied Argentina a potential draw at the death on Saturday.

The Ospreys loose-head managed to get underneath Pumas flanker Martin Durand to prevent him grounding the ball in the final breathless seconds of the game's exciting climax.

Had the veteran back-rower scored, the dependable Federico Todeschini would have lined up a tricky conversion which could have broken Welsh hearts and grabbed a 27-27 draw.

Gareth Thomas and referee Chris White seemed convinced it was a try, but French video ref Romain Poite became the most popular man in Cardiff when he adjudged the Champagnat player's effort had failed to convince him he could award the score.

Jones, 28, said: "I think the boys dug in very deep at the end of the game after Argentina pushed us all the way.

"During the first half we cut out a lot of errors and we were quite clinical in our approach and it is nice to have a win.

"In the second half we started making one or two mistakes and we know we have to improve because as a squad we are very down to earth.

"We made an important step in the right direction with our set piece, but we still know we have work to do.

"We are harsh on ourselves although we are still putting the stepping stones in place with the focus now on France.

"We will take the lessons learned in this game on to that game on Sunday and the opening game of the World Cup.

Jones, who won his 38th cap, was modest when asked to describe his covering tackle which denied Durand: "It was a great team effort - it wasn't just down to me - everyone was scrambling back to get there," he said.