Dan Biggar to miss Wales' game against Uruguay after head injury

Ruben Hill
October 10, 2019

"We will probably get someone to look at him as well".

A "battered" Wales came from behind to beat the Fijians but it came at a high physical cost, with Biggar ruled out of Sunday's Pool D meeting with Uruguay after he was felled in an aerial collision with team-mate Liam Williams.

"He didn't do a HIA against Fiji, he was just removed from the field", said Gatland. It means he won't be in consideration for Sunday, and will have to go through protocols.' Davies hurt his knee, and Gatland added: 'He will probably be assessed tomorrow'.

Gatland said Hadleigh Parkes, Hallam Amos or one of the scrum-halves could be switched to the pivot role.

Wales, with England or France awaiting them in the quarterfinals, are also monitoring Adams and key centre Jonathan Davies after they also suffered injuries.

"Some players are going to have to back-up, particularly backs".

Gatland will name his starting line-up on Friday, and he said: "A couple of guys are going to have to back up, but we will be making lots of changes for Uruguay, and in fairness, they are a tidy outfit as well".

"Even when we were down, there is a belief in this squad, and we knew that if we could get our hands on the ball we could get in their half and score points".

Wales were pushed to the limit before prevailing through wing Josh Adams' three tries and a late Liam Williams touchdown that saw them home in bonus point fashion.

But Fiji, who are now out of the tournament, scored two tries in the first 10 minutes before a penalty try meant they regained the lead midway through the second-half.

We are sort of in the same position because the whole competition gets tougher so worldwide rugby is a competitive world. They've got some world-class athletes. "I think the medics are going to be working pretty hard in the next 24-48 hours".

Our communications in working with all our overseas based players to make sure they are really ready for us when they come to play for us in the global window.

Gatland also paid tribute to hat-trick hero Adams after he showcased his finishing prowess.

Fiji may not have got a second try there but it did gain a man advantage as Ken Owens flipped Viliame Mata onto his back in the build-up to earn a sin-binning, with Murimurivalu bouncing off Adams and rolling over the line to make it 10-0.

"The second one was a great finish, and I thought he had an outstanding game".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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