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Jenkins: Biggar will respond to Sheedy pressure

Jenkins: Biggar will respond to Sheedy pressure

Jenkins: Biggar will respond to Sheedy pressure

Neil Jenkins has backed Dan Biggar to respond to the pressure applied by Callum Sheedy, as the battle for the Wales fly-half jersey heats up.

Sheedy made his Test debut against Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup opener and then his first start against Georgia on Saturday.

His fizzing pass set up Louis Rees-Zammit for Wales’ first try and the Worcester Warriors ace impressed overall at Parc y Scarlets, leaving head coach Wayne Pivac with a big call to make ahead of England’s visit this weekend.

Skills coach Jenkins admits competition for places is intense but has backed Biggar to up his game in his bid to keep the starting jersey.

“It’s good. Callum Sheedy was good. We’re really happy with how he went,” he said.

“In tough conditions, I think he kicked well. He’ll put pressure on Dan and Dan will respond. Whoever plays on Saturday is fine with us.”

Wales will be without Ross Moriarty after he was released from the squad because of an ankle injury he picked up against France last month.

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The Dragons ace was hoping to recover in time for Wales’ last two fixtures but will not be ready, while fellow back-rowers Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau and Josh Navidi remain doubtful.

Wales will name their side on Thursday lunchtime and Jenkins says the 18-0 win against Georgia has given plenty of food for thought.

“We needed a win and it happened. Some of the new kids stepped up and put their hands up,” he added.

“We’ve been disappointed with some of the performances so far and we can’t let that happen this week. We need to turn up and minimise the errors.”

“I think it’s good, having more strength in depth. You want more options in the squad, pushing each other. There are battles all across the board. There’s not too many positions where players can say they’re nailed on.”

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