Wales await update on Dan Biggar's ankle injury
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 08/02/16 5:01pm
Wales are awaiting an update on Dan Biggar's ankle injury and whether he will be fit to face Scotland on Saturday.
Biggar went off just 22 minutes into Wales' 16-16 draw with reigning Six Nations champions Ireland.
He was replaced by Rhys Priestland, whose goalkicking helped haul Wales back into the contest from 13-0 adrift, with head coach Warren Gatland confirming afterwards that Biggar had suffered a sprained ankle.
"We will know more on that in the next 24 to 48 hours," said Gatland after the draw in Dublin.
"Whether he has got to be scanned or not, I don't know. It's difficult to make assessments so soon after the game.
"I thought Rhys Priestland played well when he came on, and we were happy with his performance."
Full-back Gareth Anscombe, meanwhile, who had been selected to start the game, withdrew because of a tight hamstring and was replaced by Liam Williams.
Gatland added: "Gareth's hamstring was tight on Friday, so we pulled him out of training and Liam ran there all day on Friday.
"We made the decision that it wasn't worth the risk of starting Gareth, particularly as we didn't have a huge amount of full-back cover."
Three of Wales' remaining four Six Nations games this season are at home and skipper Sam Warburton accepts that victories in Cardiff against Scotland, France and Italy are essential, while they also face a Twickenham appointment with England next month.
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"We have got three home games out of four now, and they are must-win matches," said Warburton.
And Wales centre Jamie Roberts added: "It is a draw. We won a championship in 2013 after losing a game, and we all know what happened last year when teams dropped a game.
"So the championship is wide open. If we win our next three games, we will be in with a shout.
"Scotland are an impressive team. They were desperately unlucky in the World Cup, and I was rooting for them against Australia.
"Vern Cotter has really taken them on. They have quality players within their side, and they will cause us a huge threat.
"A draw is a draw, and we look forward to Scotland on Saturday."