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Wales are testing their quick reflexes with this funny looking game

‘Skills Under Pressure’ looks as hard as it does fun.

IN A WORLD Cup, you’re going to have to be ready to make split second decisions.

Reacting to a sidestep, a dropped pass or a bouncing ball requires a lot of mental strength, as well as the physical strength players will need on the pitch.

No different to anyone else, Warren Gatland’s Wales side have been hard at it in the last few weeks, getting themselves physically prepared for anything the Rugby World Cup will throw at them.

But to break from the monotony of pre-season, and all the while making sure to keep their minds active, they’ve have been playing a pretty cool game to test their reactions.

Player A stands with his back to three other players, who each have a range of different balls; rugby, tennis and what appears to be squash.

Player A then turns, before each of the three others throw him any one of the three balls at their side.

As we can see from the video below, some players seemed to do a lot better than others.

Source: WRU Official/YouTube

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