Wales delay naming team as Biggar makes remarkable recovery

The fly-half suffered a high ankle sprain on Sunday but could still face Scotland this weekend.

Dan Biggar hobbles from the field after the match.
Dan Biggar hobbles from the field after the match.
Image: Inpho/Billy Stickland

WALES WILL DECIDE later this week whether fly-half Dan Biggar is fit enough to face Scotland at the weekend, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said today.

Biggar, 26, went off in the first half of Sunday’s 16-16 draw with Ireland in Dublin, Wales’s Six Nations opener, with what head coach Warren Gatland said was a “high ankle sprain”.

Initial reports suggested he could be sidelined for some time, but the WRU said: “Dan Biggar has made excellent progress with his recovery following the ankle injury.

“Indications are it is not considered long-term. Decisions over his availability for this weekend to face Scotland will be made later in the week.”

Bath’s Rhys Priestland replaced Biggar at the Aviva Stadium and went on to kick 11 points.

Gatland had been due to name his team to face Scotland tomorrow but that has now been pushed back to Thursday to give Biggar more time to recover.

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