WALES are confident that their target of a summer double won’t be dashed if Lions call-ups lead to them travelling to Samoa with a depleted squad.

Robin McBryde’s side enjoyed success in part one of their June double-header when they beat Tonga 24-6 in Auckland yesterday.

They now prepare to travel to Apia to lock horns with a Samoa side licking their wounds after a 78-0 hammering at the hands of New Zealand.

Conditions on Friday will be challenging and Wales, who gave Test debuts to nine prospects, could well be without a number of players.

Not only are they monitoring try scorer Alex Cuthbert after the wing was forced off at half-time by a shoulder injury but British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland is ready to call up a handful of extras to bolster his squad and protect his Test 23 for the All Blacks opener.

Welsh players and Scotland internationals Down Under for Tests against Australia and Fiji are his likely options and McBryde is happy to help out.

“We weren’t short-sighted enough to think we would come all the way to the other side of the world and not support the Lions if the call comes,” he said.

“We’ll have to wait and see how the boys rock up. Obviously the Lions play [against the Maori All Blacks this morning] as well, so we’ll just wait for that phone call.

“We are one of the nations that are involved in the British and Irish Lions. If we can support them then we’ll help them out, but I don’t know what Warren is going to do.”

Captain Jamie Roberts and his fellow centre Scott Williams, full-back/fly-half Gareth Anscombe, scrum-half Gareth Davies and flanker Thomas Young would be prime contenders for Gatland.

If the call comes then McBryde is confident that Wales can cope.

“I think we’re three deep where we need to be, especially at front-row and scrum-half,” he said.

“Those are the specialist positions. We’ve got enough versatility in the back five and behind to deal with any call-ups.”

Wales were comfortable winners in the rain against a limited Tonga but McBryde knows they must up their game to face the Samoans on their own turf.

“You have got to allow players time to make mistakes, learn lessons and problem solve, and I think they did that pretty well,” he said. “We just have to learn to respect the ball a bit more.”