Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys is confident both Dan Biggar and Josh Adams will be fit to start Saturday’s Round 3 clash with France at Principality Stadium on Saturday.
Adams started the Guinness Six Nations in blistering form with a hat-trick against Italy in Round 1, but was forced to come off a week later against Ireland with a hip injury.
Fly-half Biggar also had to leave the field at the Aviva Stadium after suffering a head injury, and has since been going through the return to play protocols.
But Humphreys believes both players are in contention to make the starting XV in Cardiff, after having sufficient time to recover after the recent rest week.
“He (Biggar) is good. He’s taking part in full training. He’s hopefully going to carry on passing all the head injury protocols and fingers crossed he could be ready,” Humphreys said.
“Josh is training fully so hopefully, fingers crossed, he’s going to be ready too.”
Wales will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend after a 24-14 defeat at the hands of Ireland brought an end to a run of eight consecutive Championship victories. France come into the clash at Principality Stadium unbeaten in this year’s Guinness Six Nations, with Fabien Galthié’s side registering home victories over England and Italy in the first two rounds.
Les Bleus have adapted well to the recent change of head coach, with Galthié getting the most out of a largely youthful and internationally-untested team during the Championship.
Some things do not change though, with France being as powerful as ever all over the field, and Humphreys is expecting Wales to have a tough battle on their hands on Saturday evening.
“France are a better team than they have been – a more exciting team. These games come down to the physical moments and that’s what we need to be ready for,” he said.
“They are the same they’ve been for a long time in terms of being very physical. They’ll look to exert dominance in that area.
“They’ll want to drive a lot. It’s the same threats that they’ve posed for many years.”