Dan Biggar keen to face Australia after starting for Wales against Argentina

Last Updated: 17/11/13 10:41pm

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Dan Biggar: Started at fly-half in the 40-6 win over Argentina

Dan Biggar: Started at fly-half in the 40-6 win over Argentina

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Dan Biggar says he is ready to drive Wales' attempts to beat Australia in their final Autumn series international at the end of this month.

Ospreys' Biggar and Scarlets' Rhys Priestland are both vying to start at fly-half against the Wallabies, with a fixture against Tonga to come first on Friday.

The latter started against South Africa eight days ago but the former produced a composed display in Wales last match - the 40-6 win over Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.

And with James Hook unavailable because the game falls outside the International Rugby Board's autumn international window and his club Perpignan have first call on his services, Biggar is ready to start again.

Big one

"Selection is out of my control," Biggar said. "It is about putting in as good a performance as you can. I would love to play against Australia, but there is still lots to work on.

"Australia is the big one, the one in which we have got a really good chance of picking up a win against a southern hemisphere big-three team."
Dan Biggar

"Australia is the big one, the one in which we have got a really good chance of picking up a win against a southern hemisphere big-three team.

"Our record against those countries isn't good and we want to start putting that right, but we've got Tonga to consider first. It's important we get another win and keep the momentum going this week leading into the game with Australia.

"I have got another week or so to harden my case, whether it is by playing against Tonga or in training. I know it's a cliche, but I am taking it one game at a time.

"We haven't had a comfortable game against the Pacific Islands nations for a number of years. We lost to Samoa last year and drew with Fiji in 2010.

"We don't want to stall now, we want another win and to keep the momentum going. We are looking for another good performance."

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