Wales to weigh up fly-half bench options ahead of Uruguay clash

Warren Gatland says Wales willweigh up their options when it comes to their fly-half cover for their closing Pool D battle on Sunday.
Wales, who have already secured a spot at the quarter-finals, will probably be without Dan Biggar if they play with Uruguay on Sunday after he was ruled out due to an accidental clash with Liam Williams from Fiji.
He [Dan Biggar] did not do an HIA (Head Injury Assessment), said Gatland. It was only due to the contact he was taken out of the field.
It means hes not accountable for Sunday and he will need to experience the protocols. Well probably have someone to have a look in him also.
Rhys Patchell should commence against Uruguay and substituted Biggar.
It leaves a choice to make over who acts as bench-cover for the fly-half position to Gatland.
It is whether we go to get a few players backing up, especially a couple of the backs, the head coach said.
We may go to get a 6-2 [six forwards, two backs] split. Weve got some excellent nines, we may take a look at this. Hadleigh Parkes has been talked about and Liam Williams.
Weve been operating Hallam Amos a lot of 10 in training and he has looked quite sharp there too. We will only weigh up those options as to that we believe can do a good job for us.
Fijis physicality at Oita Stadium impacted upon their opponents, with Gatland admitting that there weresome tender bodies in the Wales grooming room.
Look theres a few lifeless legs together with Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies has a little whack on his knee, Gatland said, but added that the prognosis for both is positive.
Obviously with Dan Biggar it was a removal in this field. Aside from that, men are simply a bit sore and battered after a tough and physical game
Fiji stored a 17-14 lead before the boot of Patchell and jumped 10-0 forward and also attempts from Adams and Williams .
We understood that Fiji were going to be difficult. Theyve got some complete world-class athletes, additional Gatland. It was disappointing to concede a penalty from this beginning of this match, which they scored off
Gatland urged his side after attaining the quarter-finals not to get complacent.
We are absolutely delighted, he explained. Everyones aim is to try and escape from your pool and if you do that then its all about taking one match at one time.
But I do just want to stress that people can not start considering quarter-finals. I understand that were in the quarter-finals but we have got a project.
For the players on Sunday, its to stick up their hands and stake a claim for a quarter-final berth or perhaps possibly for later on in this championship.

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