Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales injury problems ease for France quarter-final
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By Gareth Griffiths
BBC Sport Wales Japan, at Kumamoto Stadium
Wales coach Warren Gatland expects to have a fully fit squad to chose from at Oita on 20 October.
Fly-half Dan Biggar and centre Jonathan Davies missed Sundays win over Uruguay that clinched top spot
While Biggar is recovering from 2 mind collapses in the successes within Australia and Fiji davies has been given the all clear after a scan on his knee.
Were in a fantastic place, said Gatland.
Talking to the medics theyre hopeful that in a few days we are going to be able to get everybody fit and available for selection – that the entire 31 training.
That will be the very first time we have had here, which is really excellent. Now its about generating momentum.
Davies came after establishing a campaign for Josh Adams, while Biggar was the casualty of a collision with team-mate Liam Williams at precisely the game.
Wing George North should recover from an ankle injury, whilst center Hadleigh Parkes picked up a knee knock against Uruguay, though he states he should be fine.
Jonathan had a scan and it came back clear, which is really positive for us. Initially we were a bit concerned, said Gatland.
Dan is going through his protocols plus he had a scan too. Weve spoken to consultants and he has spoken to the consultant. They are pleased so hell be OK.
George had a slight ankle injury but he is going to be OK.
Wales play with after their final group game against England was called off because of Typhoon Hagibis France, who finished second in Pool C and topped Pool D.
France will have had a two-week break over Tonga, Argentina and the USA.
Weve got a fairly good record against France, however they are a tournament team. People write them off and they then create a functionality no-one expects, said Gatland.
They have quality people and appear to thrive in quarter-finals along with semi-finals. It will be tough but well flourish on this. We seem to perform better against better attributes.
They will be a little fresher than people, but we believe battle-hardened. Theyre undefeated like individuals , so it needs to be a excellent match.
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