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Biggar starts for Wales against Italy

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has named his side to open the 2020 Six Nations championship agains Italy this Saturday, with Northampton Saints' Dan Biggar named amongst the starting XV. 

Biggar – who will claim his 80th international cap this weekend – starts at the Principality Stadium, with Pivac naming an experienced side for Wales' first outing in this year's competition. 

“I’m really happy with the side and really looking forward to this weekend,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“The whole team has a great vibe and we are looking forward to getting out there in front of our home supporters on Saturday.”

WALES TEAM TO FACE ITALY
2020 Six Nations Championship
Saturday 1 February, 2020
Principality Stadium
Kick-off: 2.15pm
Live on BBC

15. Leigh Halfpenny (85 Caps)
14. Johnny McNicholl (*Uncapped)
13. George North (91 Caps)
12. Hadleigh Parkes (25 Caps)
11. Josh Adams (21 Caps)
10. Dan Biggar (79 Caps)
9. Tomos Williams (16 Caps)

1. Wyn Jones (22 Caps)
2. Ken Owens (73 Caps)
3. Dillon Lewis (22 Caps)
4. Jake Ball (42 Caps)
5. Alun Wyn Jones (C) (134 Caps)
6. Aaron Wainwright (18 Caps)
7. Justin Tipuric (72 Caps)
8. Taulupe Faletau (72 Caps)

Replacements:
16. Ryan Elias (9 Caps)
17. Rob Evans (36 Caps)
18. Leon Brown (6 Caps)
19. Cory Hill (24 Caps)
20. Ross Moriarty (41 Caps)
21. Rhys Webb (31 Caps)
22. Jarrod Evans (3 Caps)
23. Nick Tompkins (*Uncapped)​

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