Biggar fit for Wales to face Scotland

Date published: February 11 2016

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Wales fly-half Dan Biggar has recovered from injury in time to start for his country in this Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Scotland.

Biggar has recovered from an ankle injury, which forced him from the field at the Aviva Stadium, to start Wales’ second game of the championship whilst Jonathan Davies will win his 50th cap in the midfield.

Wales’ first game at Millennium Stadium will see Gareth Davies and Biggar continue their partnership at half-back with Jonathan Davies lining up once again alongside Jamie Roberts in the midfield.

The back three remains the same from the side that started in Dublin with Tom James and George North on the wings and Liam Williams at full-back.

The forwards also remain unchanged, with Scarlets props Rob Evans and Samson Lee packing down alongside Scott Baldwin in the front-row. Luke Charteris and Alun Wyn Jones start their fourth consecutive match together in the second-row.

Captain Sam Warburton continues at blindside flanker with Justin Tipuric on the openside and Taulupe Faletau at number eight.

“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.

“It’s great to see Jonathan reach his 50th cap and continue his impressive international partnership with Jamie in the midfield.

“We were impressed with the impact from the bench last week and that will be just as vital this weekend in what s going to be a tough battle.”

On the bench Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins and Tomas Francis provide the front-row cover. Bradley Davies, who made his 50th appearance for Wales in Dublin, and Dan Lydiate round off the forward contingent. Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland and Gareth Anscombe provide the backline cover.

Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tom James, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Sam Warburton (c), 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Gethin Jenkins, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Dan Lydiate, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 Gareth Anscombe

Date: Saturday, February 13
Venue: Millennium Stadium
Kick-off: 16:50 GMT
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England

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