France Not Happy That Dan Biggar Is Allowed Play For Wales This Weekend
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France head coach Jacques Brunel is not happy that Dan Biggar has been selected to start for Wales this weekend in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final after the outhalf suffered two blows to head already in the tournament.
Biggar was forced off and never returned against Australia in Wales’s opening game before having his game ended early once again after a nasty collision with teammate Liam Williams, 10 days later against Fiji.
“Everyone takes their responsibilities,” Brunel said.
“If it had been the French Top 14, sustaining two concussions automatically means three weeks out with the protocol that is applied there. So he wouldn’t have been able to play.”
The Welsh Rugby Union meanwhile have released the following statement, making it clear that they have followed all the correct protocols.
“The WRU have worked collaboratively with World Rugby to deliver the highest level of care for Dan,” the statement read.
“Dan has remained symptom-free since the game and has completed the graduated return to play with no issues. Management [of him] has included MRI scanning and two consultations with a globally-renowned Independent Concussion Consultant from Australia.
“We are pleased to say that given that all return to play protocols have been met, imaging being normal and ratification from the Independent Concussion Consultant, that Dan has been deemed fit to play.
“The WRU continues to ensure that player welfare is at the fore of our decision-making processes and is independent of the any team or competition.”
What do you think? Should Dan Biggar be playing this weekend?