Biggar in Welsh 6 Nations team for Scots

A – Welsh five-eighth Dan Biggar has recovered from a left ankle injury to take his place in an unchanged team for Saturday’s Six Nations rugby clash with Scotland in Cardiff.

Biggar was hurt in the 16-16 draw at Ireland on Sunday in the opening round.

“It’s great to be able to name an unchanged side, with Dan coming through, fit and ready to play,” Wales coach Warren Gatland said on Thursday in naming the team.

Centre Jonathan Davies will win his 50th cap. Liam Williams continues at No.15, where he was a last-minute call-up against Ireland after Gareth Anscombe withdrew the day before with a tight hamstring.

Scotland opened their Six Nations campaign with a 15-9 home loss on Saturday to England at Murrayfield.

The Scots have made just one change to their starting XV to face Wales.

Edinburgh centre Matt Scott is ruled out with injury so Saracens’ Duncan Taylor takes his slot in the midfield.

“As a team we know we can perform better,” Scotland coach Vern Cotter said, “and believe we’re capable of making improvements all over the park.”

Scotland haven’t beaten Wales in Cardiff since 2002.

Wales:

Liam Williams, George North, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Tom James, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Taulupe Faletau, Justin Tipuric, Sam Warburton (capt), Alun-Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris, Samson Lee, Scott Baldwin, Rob Evans.

Res: Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Gareth Anscombe.

Scotland:

Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Mark Bennett, Duncan Taylor, Tommy Seymour; Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (capt); David Denton, John Hardie, John Barclay, Jonny Gray, Richie Gray, Willem Nel, Ross Ford, Alasdair Dickinson.

Res: Stuart McInally, Gordon Reid, Zander Fagerson, Tim Swinson, Blair Cowan, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont.

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