Dan Biggar likely to be fit for Wales' Six Nations game against France

Dan Biggar has played 80 Tests for Wales
Dan Biggar has played 80 Tests for Wales

Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins said the team management is expecting fly-half Dan Biggar to be fit for the upcoming Six Nations game against France despite his latest injury setback.

Biggar, who has played 80 Tests for Wales suffered his third head injury in recent times during the second half of game against Ireland and failed the head injury assessment (HIA). The 30-year-old also had similar blows in successive games during the recently concluded World Cup in Japan last year.

Jenkins said the injury to Biggar did not look as serious as it was initially thought and is expecting him to return to action soon.

"Dan is alright, he's just doing the normal return to play protocols.

"That takes a bit of time but he is pretty good and is recovering pretty well, so hopefully he will be OK for next week.

"The World Cup was a concern in terms of the heavy ones that he had, but I don't think Saturday was as bad as those.

"But (an HIA) is still something that you've got to do and the right decision was made.

"He is a tough old player, as you could see on Saturday because trying to get him off was an issue. But hopefully he will do everything he needs to do and will be back ready for France."

Wales started the tournament with a 42-0 win over Italy in Cardiff but slipped to a 12-7 defeat against Ireland in the second round in Dublin.

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