Today’s rugby news as Dan Biggar injury fate revealed and Wales captain lost for words

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Here are the latest rugby headlines on Monday, September 25.

Dan Biggar injury fate revealed

Dan Biggar faces a number of weeks on the sidelines as he recovers from an arm injury. The Wales fly-half was an early departure from his side’s monumental 40-6 win over Australia on Sunday, and head coach Warren Gatland revealed post-match that he had strained a pectoral muscle and could be rested for the clash against Georgia on October 7 to fully recover.

A third successive Pool C victory sent Wales into the last eight for a fourth successive World Cup under head coach Gatland. They are guaranteed to top the group if they defeat Georgia next month, setting up a likely quarter-final clash against Argentina in Marseille.

Gatland said: “He’s stretched his pec. We’re not too sure. I’ve haven’t spoken to the medics, but I’ve spoken to Dan. They’re saying it’s probably a couple of weeks. We’ve got 13 days’ break now before we take on Georgia so that potentially rules him out of that match, just to recover. It’s not a significant injury. It’s just a pec strain.”

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Replacement fly-half Gareth Anscombe was drafted in just 12 minutes into the fixture but put in a masterclass display to guide his side to a phenomenal win, picking up the official man of the match gong. Reacting post-match, he said: “I’m just absolutely delighted, so relieved. We knew they were going to be desperate. We talked a lot this week about family and the people we care about. We talk about the red wall and to concede only six points against Australia, just remarkable. Delighted for the boys.

“Dan Biggar means so much to this team, he’s a real spiritual leader. I knew I had to just come on and do my role and that was all I was focused on. The boys were really calm and we got off to a really good start. Our boys up front were outstanding, they dominated the set-piece and I was just able to keep rolling forward.”

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