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Rob Howley: 'Please keep pressure off Dan Biggar'

Wales playmaker Dan Biggar says he's relishing the 'privilege' of going head-to-head with Ireland's Jonathan Sexton in tomorrow's RBS 6 Nations opener.

But at a press conference, Interim Head Coach Rob Howley issued a plea for the 23-year-old to be given a chance to develop.

It is important he gets an opportunity, but please can you keep the pressure off him. Welsh culture and the way we talk about our 10s.... it's important that Dan is given an opportunity and a chance, and he'll certainly be given a chance from the Welsh management. It's a big starting game for Dan and he's been exceptional this week. He's a key player and we'll support him in everything we ask him to do.

– Rob Howley, Interim Head Coach


Youngest Osprey to achieve 100 caps

Dan Biggar became the region's all-time highest point scorer this season Credit: ITV News Wales

Osprey's fly half Dan Biggar is set to become the youngest Osprey ever to achieve 100 caps for the region.

Earlier this season, the 22-year-old also became the region's all-time highest points scorer.

According to the club the player is now set to join an exclusive club of Ospreys centurions.

Speaking about reaching 100 caps on Saturday evening Biggar he is "very proud" to reach 100 caps and the occasion was a "special" one for him.