Wales fly-half Dan Biggar urged to show British and Irish Lions what they're missing

Last Updated: 13/06/13 1:00pm

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Takashi Kikutani tackles Dan Biggar during Wales' win over Japan last week

Takashi Kikutani tackles Dan Biggar during Wales' win over Japan last week

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Wales tour coach Robin McBryde has told Dan Biggar to show the British and Irish Lions what they're missing against Japan on Saturday.

Biggar was again overlooked as Warren Gatland called up Billy Twelvetrees to provide back line cover for the injury-hit Lions in Australia, and McBryde has backed the 23-year-old to use that setback as motivation.

McBryde said: "The initial Lions selection suggested they left enough room to invite one or two more as there are always injuries. But all Dan can do is prove a point on Saturday and hopefully we, as a team, will benefit from that.

"We've asked him to put his stamp on this game. We've given him a licence to step up, take on his role as a leader within the team and play things as he sees it."

McBryde has made five changes to the side that recorded an unconvincing 22-18 win in Osaka last week and he has challenged the players to finish the season with a victory.

"It would be a setback to lose," he said. "We came here as a young group of players and coaches and everyone has stepped up, considering how many players and back-room staff have gone with the Lions.

"It is a great learning curve for us all but we need to finish on a high with a good quality performance, otherwise there will be too much unsaid from our point of view."

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