Hamstrung Biggar a worry for Wales

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:14
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It was surprising but that's the ruling

Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar is an injury concern ahead of Saturday’s second Test against Japan in Tokyo.

Biggar, who scored 14 points in Wales’ narrow 22-18 victory in Osaka last weekend, did not train with the rest of the squad due to a hamstring niggle.  

"We will know more about selection on Thursday because we still have a few guys with a few problems," said team manager Alan Phillips.

"Dan Biggar is not training because he has a tight hamstring. It's nothing to worry too much about but we're looking after him.

"We can't work the players too hard this week because it's the end of another long season. It's about looking after them for one final push, though we definitely expect them to play a lot better because it's their second game together."

Phillips added that there will once again be no Television Match Official for the weekend’s Test, as was the case in the first meeting.

"As we understand, tier two rugby nations do not necessarily get TMOs for Test matches because there's a big cost factor involved to fly people out from, say, Australia or New Zealand, for a couple of weeks. It was surprising but that's the ruling," said Phillips.

"We're not worrying too much about it because it doesn't change much. There were opportunities that could have worked either way on Saturday, it's just the way it is.

"It's part of the experience when you come to a developing rugby country and perhaps that's good for us. You can get blase about the organisation back home in the Six Nations and other games so we have to deal with it and that's not necessarily a bad thing."