Wales want Dan Biggar to be the Lions' first-choice fly-half
Biggar brushed off a blow to the ribs to star against Eddie Jones’ men in Cardiff, his impressive individual display nonetheless failing to help Wales avoid a narrow 21-16 defeat.
But coach Neil Jenkins, a veteran of two Lions tours as a player and a relentless points machine in his international career, has backed the Ospreys man to face New Zealand this summer.
“I thought Dan was huge last Saturday, I thought he had a massive game,” said Jenkins.
“I thought his all-round contribution was massive, both in attack and defence.
“He put a marker down going forward.”
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England ace Owen Farrell, Ireland’s injury-prone back Johnny Sexton and Scotland pivot Finn Russell are all in with a shout of taking on the All Blacks in the iconic No 10 jersey.
Whoever starts as Lions playmaker will go head-to-head with Beauden Barrett in a battle which could go a long way to defining who comes out on top in the three-match Test series.
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Biggar missed out on the 2013 Lions tour to Australia but he is now rivalling Sexton and Farrell for another trip to the southern hemisphere.
Biggar (right) impressed in the defeat to England last weekend
Biggar has become a mainstay in the Wales XV
Jenkins will travel to New Zealand as part of Gatland’s coaching staff and he said: “Dan is easily good enough, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve got a lot of good 10’s in the UK at this moment in time.
“I am sure Gats and the staff will have a good few headaches when the time comes for selection.
“There are a lot of big games to come yet, and it will be very interesting to see how it unfolds.
“But I’m biased and I’m a massive fan of Dan Biggar and he would certainly fit into any Lions squad.”