Dan Biggar set to retain Wales captaincy for South Africa tour

Dan Biggar led Wales in the Six Nations tournament
Dan Biggar led Wales in the Six Nations tournament

Wales are likely to retain Northampton fly-half Dan Biggar as the captain for the upcoming July tour of South Africa.

Biggar led Wales during this year's Six Nations campaign in the absence of Alun Wyn Jones, who sustained a shoulder injury during the game against the All Blacks in October.

Even though Jones managed to return for the final game of the competition against Italy which they went on to lose 21-22, Biggar still held the captaincy. Incidentally, it was also Jones' 150th Test cap.

Biggar, 32, won his 100th cap for Wales earlier in the year and has the confidence of head coach Wayne Pivac.

Justin Tipuric, Ken Owens, Willis Halaholo, Aaron Wainwright and Leigh Halfpenny are likely to miss the tour while according to Wales Online, George North, who returned from a knee injury is set to be recalled with Leicester Tigers flanker Tommy Reffell in contention to be called up.

Wales v South Africa series schedule:

2nd July, First Test, Pretoria
9th July, Second Test, Bloemfontein
16th July, Third Test, Cape Town