Wales’ considerable fly-half injury list may have grown even larger over the weekend as Dan Biggar sustained a knee injury playing for Northampton Saints. 


The incumbent Welsh fly-half may now have to miss out on his side’s visit to London to take on England on Saturday alongside the already injured Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Patchell.  

The Ospreys’ Jarrod Evans looks primed to start at fly-half at Twickenham this weekend, but the position on the bench is up for grabs. 

Having been in and around the Wales squad since Wayne Pivac took over after the Rugby World Cup, the Dragons’ Sam Davies is in contention, particularly in light of his resurgence following his summer move from the Ospreys. 

However, other players from further afield stand a chance as well, particularly from the Gallagher Premiership. Rhys Priestland’s name has been bandied about over the past week on social media, although his 50 caps makes the Bath man ineligible under Wales’ 60 cap rule. 


But it was Priestland’s opponent on Sunday, Callum Sheedy, who has now emerged as a candidate to vie for a place in Wayne Pivac’s 23 after his performance for the Bristol Bears at the Rec. 

The 24-year-old Sheedy orchestrated a historic win, and was very efficient with the limited ball that Bristol had. His mesmerising skill for Alapati Leiua’s try was a glimpse of his vision and the danger he poses, and why Pivac will surely have an eye on him.  


The reasons for selecting Sheedy are two-fold, as it will not only alleviate the injury crisis Wales have currently, but it could secure his future.

Having represented Wales, Ireland and England in some capacity during his career so far, Sheedy is eligible to play for any of the three countries, although he is yet to be capped. If he continues to play at the same level he has so far this season, it will not be long before he is a Test player, and Wales could take advantage of this situation they find themselves in and ensure his future is in a red shirt. 

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