Biggar ready for goalkicking duty

Date published: September 7 2015

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Wales fly-half Dan Biggar is ready to take over the goalkicking duties for his country if Leigh Halfpenny is ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

Full-back Halfpenny and Biggar's half-back partner Rhys Webb were forced off the field with what looked like serious injuries in Saturday's 23-19 victory over Italy in Cardiff.

“Everyone knows it’s been a bit of a disastrous day,” said Biggar.

“It was a massively disappointing and a tough old afternoon with a couple of key injuries.”

The Wales camp are still waiting on Halfpenny and Webb's scan results and Biggar is in line to take over the goalkicking duties if Halfpenny is ruled out.

Biggar knows it's difficult to replace Halfpenny, who is one of the game's best goalkickers, but he is ready to take up the challenge.

“I like to kick and it’s frustrating when you don’t but the quality of Leigh speaks for itself,” added Biggar.

“There is nobody in the game who works as hard as him and to have that injury is a blow.

“I will just try and do the best for the team.

“I have done my best as a kicker over the years but I am not going to measure myself against anyone.”

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