Why is Dan Biggar not playing for Wales against New Zealand?

WALES welcome New Zealand to Cardiff this weekend for an Autumn International at the Principality Stadium.

Wayne Pivac’s side are back in action for the first time since two hard-fought games against Argentina in July.

Biggar was on tour with the British and Irish Lions in South Africa earlier this year

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Biggar was on tour with the British and Irish Lions in South Africa earlier this yearCredit: Sportsfile

The All Blacks meanwhile racked up a mammoth 104 POINTS against the USA last time out and are big favourites to win in the Welsh capital.

Why isn’t Dan Biggar playing against New Zealand?

You may have noticed that Dan Biggar is not amongst the squad for New Zealand’s visit on Saturday.

And he joins a host of names unavailable to Pivac as he prepares his side to face the dominant force in world rugby.

Wales will be without Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams, Ken Owens, Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau and Dan Lydiate for the clash.

And Biggar joins that lengthy list due to the no player-release arrangement in place with Gallagher Premiership clubs.

The Welshman suffered three injuries on a tough tour - but has since returned to action

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The Welshman suffered three injuries on a tough tour – but has since returned to actionCredit: AP

As the Autumn Internationals hit in mid-season, Wales will be without a number of players who feature in the English Premiership.

And their clubs have an agreement in place that they will not play in internationals during this time.

Biggar had an injury-ravaged Lions tour, suffering a concussion and an ankle sprain before picking up a shin issue.

He’s recently been managing a neck issue but started Northampton’s most recent victory over Worcester on October 22, scoring the opening try of the game.

How can I watch Wales vs New Zealand?

  • Wales vs New Zealand takes place on Saturday, October 30.
  • The match kicks off at 5.15pm UK time – 5.15am in New Zealand.
  • Wales vs New Zealand is not on TV in the UK.
  • However, it is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
  • Amazon Prime Video is available for £7.99/month.

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