Wales Issue Positive Dan Biggar Injury Update

during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

The Welsh Rugby Union have released an update on fly-half Dan Biggar’s ankle injury, claiming that the Ospreys pivot is making excellent progress as the union refuse to rule out the 26-year-old for Saturday’s tie with Italy.

In a statement on the Welsh Rugby Union’s website, the WRU said:

“Biggar has made excellent progress with his recovery following the ankle injury sustained against Ireland on Sunday.

“Indications are that the injury is not considered long-term and decisions over his availability this weekend will be made later in the week.

“The squad return to training tomorrow (Wednesday) to prepare for their second RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland at Principality Stadium on Sunday.”

Biggar was seen limping for the majority of his first-half cameo against Ireland on Sunday as the Swansea native was forced off the field after he was unable to overcome a heavily strapped and highly noticeable right ankle injury.

He was replaced on 21 minutes by Bath outhalf Rhys Priestland, who would go on to kick eleven of Wales’ 16 points as Warren Gatland’s side secured a draw after trailing 13-0 during the first-half.

The news comes as a welcome sign of relief for Gatland and his coaching staff as Biggar was coming off the back of a breakout World Cup campaign where he boasted a 90% conversion rate including a game-winning penalty against England during the pool stages.

His accuracy with the boot and his form in general have seen many pundits tip the Welsh star to be the Lions’ starting fly-half during next year’s tour of New Zealand, but more pertinently, he is of great importance to Wales given the absence of first-choice goal kicker Leigh Halfpenny.

Priestland performed admirably in the absence of Biggar on the weekend but the news that Wales’ primary playmaker looks set to return must be relieving to fans and worrying for the opposition.

Jack O’Toole, Pundit Arena

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