Wales worry over Biggar fitness for France

Wales are worried about the fitness of Dan Biggar

Wales coach Neil Jenkins says that they are concerned about the fitness of fragile fly-half Dan Biggar for their Six Nations clash with France at Cardiff’s Principality (Millennium) Stadium.

Biggar was forced to leave the field early on in Wales’ Six nations 16-16 draw with Ireland but was then deemed fit enough to play in last week’s 27-23 win over Scotland.

The flyhalf was however targeted by Ireland and given France’s history of targeting the fly-half in their first two Six Nations clashes Wales are concerned he may not last the match.

Most recently Ireland No.10 Jonathan Sexton had to go off with a ‘whiplash injury’ towards the end of his team’s 10-9 loss to France in Paris on Saturday.

Wales kicking coach Jenkins believes Biggar, his country’s star player of the moment, may also come in for some rough treatment in 10 days time.

“It’s part and parcel of the game,” said Jenkins, the former Wales and British and Irish Lions outside-half.

“Players as good as Johnny and Dan have to realise they are in the firing line.

“It’s hard to protect these players in the game today.

“You’ve just got to get on with it, front up and what will be will be.

“Dan is a tough old nut and let’s hope he keeps playing well.

“But, in terms of sides targeting him, that’s a positive on our part because it shows how well he’s actually playing.”

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