Welsh Legends Call For Rob Howley To Make Bold Change For Six Nations Opener

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Former Wales playmaker Jonathan Davies and ex- captain Gwyn Jones reckon Rob Howley needs to make a bold decision at outhalf for their opening game.

The legendary duo believe it’s time Dan Biggar was dropped at outhalf, and Sam Davies was brought in to take his place. They reckon the Ospreys youngster is the right man to bring the best out of Wales’ attack.

Biggar remains the favourite to start against Italy, but has struggled to find form for this country in recent months, leading him to slip out of contention for the Lions tour, having been the favourite to start the tests this time last year.

“For me, I would start with Sam Davies (at outhalf). You know what Biggar does and if there’s a problem you put him on,” said Davies on the BBC’s Scrum V

“Also I might be tempted to play Biggar at 12 because he’s got the distribution skills, he’s got the kicking skills.

“We need that creativity in Wales.”

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Jones added:

“I agree with Sam Davies (being at 10). Attacking rugby starts at 10 and getting your three-quarter line moving and I think he’s the best one at doing it in Wales.

“Biggar is a fine player but if we are going to genuinely change and score 35 points a game it starts with Sam Davies.”

What do you think? Davies at 10 and Biggar at 12? Eddie Jones and most recently Rassie Erasmus at Munster have shown how effective it can be to have a playmaker at 12 as opposed to the old-fashioned bulldozer.

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