Biggar fit to face Scotland


Dan Biggar has been passed fit to take his place in an unchanged Wales team to host Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Influential fly-half Biggar sustained an ankle injury in the first minute of last weekend's draw with Ireland in Dublin, putting his participation in Wales' second match in doubt.

Forwards coach Robin McBryde revealed on Wednesday that Biggar was "working around the clock with the medics" in a bid to face Scotland at the Principality Stadium.

And the 26-year-old's hard work has paid off, enabling head coach Warren Gatland to stick with the same starting XV.

"It's great to be able to name an unchanged side, with Dan coming through, fit and ready to play," said Gatland.

"It's a reward for some players who put in a great shift in Dublin whilst we will be asking a little more of some of the players as well."

Centre Jonathan Davies will earn his 50th cap, while full-back Gareth Anscombe - a late withdrawal from the team to face Ireland due to injury - is fit enough to take his place among the replacements at the expense of Alex Cuthbert.


Wales team to face Scotland: Liam Williams, George North, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Tom James, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Scott Baldwin, Samson Lee, Luke Charteris, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Gareth Anscombe.