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Dan Biggar will start Wales’ Six Nations clash against Scotland

  • Dan Biggar will start at fly-half in Wales’ clash against Scotland
  • The Ospreys man limped out of Sunday’s 16-16 draw with Ireland in Dublin
  • Bath’s Rhys Priestland is named on the bench
Dan Biggar has overcome a sprained ankle and will start for Wales’ Six Nations clash this Saturday against Scotland in Cardiff.

The Ospreys fly-half has made a remarkable recovery in time for the Principality Stadium match and takes his place in the starting XV.

Justin Tipuric keeps his place in the back row alongside captain Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau, with Dan Lydiate forced to remain on the bench.

The only change in the 23-man squad comes with the fit-again Gareth Anscombe named on the bench instead of Alex Cuthbert. Anscombe had initially been selected to face Ireland at full-back but was a late withdrawal with Liam Williams starting at full-back.

Meanwhile, Scotland have made one change to their team following the 15-9 loss to England at Murrayfield.

Saracens’ Duncan Taylor comes in for injured Matt Scott in the centre as the Scots chase their first win over Wales in Cardiff since back in 2002.


 

Wales team: Liam Williams (Scarlets); George North (Northampton Saints), Jonathan Davies (ASM Clermont), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), Tom James (Cardiff Blues); Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets); Rob Evans (Scarlets), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Racing 92), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, Capt), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).
Replacements: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues).