Biggar will captain the team for the first time in the absence of the injured Alun Wyn Jones; Wales head coach Wayne Pivac also includes uncapped trio Jac Morgan, James Ratti and Dewi Lake; Wales begin Six Nations defence away to Ireland on February 5

Last Updated: 18/01/22 1:11pm

Dan Biggar will captain Wales in the 2022 Six Nations

Dan Biggar has been named Wales captain for the first time in his career ahead of the upcoming 2022 Six Nations.
The 32-year-old, who has won 95 Test caps for his country, takes over as skipper from Alun Wyn Jones with the second row sidelined by a shoulder injury.The absence of 149-cap veteran Jones leaves Wales without their most experienced campaigner, not to mention other injured high-profile players in George North, Leigh Halfpenny, Ken Owens, Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau. 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝘀𝗵 𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝘅 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.Wales have named a 36-man squad for the Guinness Six Nations featuring three uncapped players as Dan Biggar captains for the campaign.➥ Dan Biggar fydd capten Cymru ar gyfer Chwe Gwlad 2022.— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) January 18, 2022 Nevertheless, head coach Wayne Pivac is in no doubt fly-half Biggar will prove just as able a captain and that his experience will be vital as Wales defend their Six Nations crown, starting with their opening match against Ireland in Dublin on February 5.”With the experience missing, we wanted someone who had experienced the competition on a number of occasions and knows the rigours of it,” Pivac said.”He gives us that – he has 95 Wales caps and he’s toured with the British and Irish Lions.”Dan has the respect of the other players and management, so we think he’ll do a great job.” …