Northampton Saints fly-half Dan Biggar will lead out Wales against Scotland on his 100th Test appearance, in their first home match of the 2022 Six Nations on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm, live on BBC and S4C).
The No.10 captains his country in front of a home crowd for the first time at a sold-out Principality Stadium, for what will mark a century of internationals (96 Wales and three British & Irish Lions) for the 32-year-old.
“To get a hundred Test matches in total for any player from any country, it’s just a magnificent achievement,” said Wales head coach Wayne.
“It shows the hard work and dedication he has put in and the sacrifice he has made over a number of years to get to this stage.
“We expect Scotland to come down full of confidence. They’ve started with a good win. Across the board they are very competitive and committed side that throws everything at every play. We know that’s going to be tough work for us and a big challenge that we’re looking forward to and are up for.
“Really excited about to getting out in front of a full house at Principality Stadium for our first home match of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations. There is nothing better.”
Wales team to play Scotland
15. Liam Williams (Scarlets – 75 caps)
14. Alex Cuthbert (Ospreys – 48 caps)
13. Owen Watkin (Ospreys – 27 caps)
12. Nick Tompkins (Saracens – 17 caps)
11. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby – 13 caps)
10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints – 96 caps), captain
9. Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby – 30 caps)
1. Wyn Jones (Scarlets – 39 caps)
2. Ryan Elias (Scarlets – 24 caps)
3. Tomas Francis (Ospreys – 61 caps)
4. Will Rowlands (Dragons – 14 caps)
5. Adam Beard (Ospreys – 30 caps), vice-captain
6. Taine Basham (Dragons – 8 caps)
7. Jac Morgan (Ospreys – uncapped)
8. Ross Moriarty (Dragons – 50 caps)
16. Dewi Lake (Ospreys – 1 cap)
17. Gareth Thomas (Ospreys – 6 caps)
18. Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby – 35 caps)
19. Seb Davies (Cardiff Rugby – 13 caps)
20. Aaron Wainwright (Dragons – 35 caps)
21. Gareth Davies (Scarlets – 66 caps)
22. Callum Sheedy (Bristol Bears – 14 caps)
23. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets – 93 caps)
🏉As the old adage goes; never meet your heroes, unless it's Neil Jenkins.— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) February 8, 2022
➥ Dan Biggar hasn't just been able to meet his rugby hero Neil Jenkins but has lived the dream of working with him within the Wales camp over the past 14 years. #WelshRugbyHeroes pic.twitter.com/2v5xUbXdSr