Wales No 10 Dan Biggar ruled out of Uruguay game after suffering second successive concussion in win over Fiji
- Dan Biggar is out of contention for Uruguay clash after suffering a concussion
- The Wales No 10 was knocked out by his own team-mate Liam Williams in Fiji win
- Warren Gatland’s side will now face either England or Wales in the quarter-final
The first-choice No 10 was knocked out by his own team-mate, Liam Williams, in the second half of Wales’ 29-17 win.
Biggar was able to run off, and sat on the bench for the rest of the game, but it was not necessary for him to go through the head-injury assessment as it was certain he had been knocked out when Williams’ shoulder hit him when both jumped for a high ball.
Dan Biggar suffered a concussion against Fiji and has now been ruled out of Uruguay clash
His absence on Sunday against Los Teros means that Wales will go into the game without an established back-up to fly-half Rhys Patchell.
‘Dan did not do an HIA,’ confirmed boss Warren Gatland afterwards.
‘He was just removed from the field. It means that he won’t be in consideration for Sunday and will have to go through the (return-to-play) protocols. We’ll probably get someone to look at him as well.
‘We’ve been running Hallam Amos at 10 in training as he’s looked pretty sharp there. We’ll weigh up the options in terms of who we think can do the job for us.
The first-choice No 10 was knocked out by his own team-mate Liam Williams in the second half
‘With the short turnaround we need to freshen players up. Hopefully we’re good enough to do a job on Sunday to secure this group.’
Wales are through to the knockout stages and will play either England or France back in Oita in 10 days’ time – but Gatland was keen to focus on the final Pool match against Uruguay first.
‘We’re absolutely delighted,’ he added.
‘In all likelihood it will be France in the quarter-finals. I want to stress that we can’t start thinking about the quarter-finals. We’ve got a job to do on Sunday. It’s important we don’t slip up.’
Warren Gatland insisted he’s not thinking any further than next match after Wales qualified