Good news for Wales as fly-half should be fit for Six Nations opener DAN’S INJURY NOT AS BAD AS FEARED
NORTHAMPTON director of rugby Chris Boyd has eased Wales’s injury fears over Dan Biggar ahead of the Six Nations.
The fly-half limped off after 10 minutes at the Stade Marcel Michelin during Northampton’s European Challenge Cup defeat by Clermont Auvergne, sparking fears he could be a doubt for Wales’s Six Nations opener against France on February 1.
But Boyd had some positive news for Warren Gatland, who names his squad for the Six Nations tomorrow.
“I don’t think there is any need for any massive concern. Dan sustained what is probably a minor knee twist,” said Boyd.
“He is a real warrior and wanted to carry on but that was not going to happen. The medical people I have spoken to say they don’t see that as a significant injury at all.”
Sixty-five-cap Biggar has lost his starting place in Gatland’s side, with Cardiff Blues playmaker Gareth Anscombe starting three of the four Tests last autumn.
But the former Ospreys star has been in impressive form in recent weeks, posting big points hauls in wins over Worcester Warriors and Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs.
And with Rhys Patchell facing a battle to be fit for the Six Nations, Gatland will be hoping that the man from Gowerton can stay fit to vie for the 10 jersey with Anscombe.