NEIL Jenkins has been impressed by the way that in-form Sam Davies has started life at the Dragons but says Wales boss Wayne Pivac has plenty of options if he decides to add a fly-half to his Six Nations squad.

The Welsh management are hopeful that Dan Biggar will be fit to face France in Cardiff next weekend after the first-choice 10 suffered a head injury against Ireland.

The Northampton playmaker is going through the return to play protocols after suffering a third blow in five months following head knocks against Australia and Fiji in the World Cup.

Wales need him to come through as they are down to their last fit specialist fly-half in Jarrod Evans after Owen Williams was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a hamstring injury in the warm-up in Dublin.

Pivac may opt to bring in some cover with Davies a contender after featuring in the uncapped fixture against the Barbarians in November.

The 26-year-old has been in fine form since swapping the Liberty Stadium for Rodney Parade, catching the eye of former Wales and Lions points machine Jenkins.

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“Sam is a good player, he is a very talented kid,” said the skills coach. “He was very good when he was at the Ospreys as well and is clearly enjoying his rugby at the Dragons.

“Depending on the discussion and which way they feel they need to go, Wayne will decide.

“Angus O’Brien has done well along with Dan Jones at the Scarlets while young Sam Costelow is doing well for the Under-20s, so there are a lot of good 10s and when the time comes I am sure Wayne will make that call if we need another one.”

If Wales do call up a replacement for Williams then Davies could be battling with Rhys Patchell, who is nearing a return from a shoulder problem.

But Biggar would be a key figure against Les Bleus in the absence of long-term injury victim Gareth Anscombe.

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“Dan is alright, he’s just doing the normal return to play protocols,” said Jenkins. “That takes a bit of time but he is pretty good and is recovering pretty well so hopefully he will be okay for next week.

“The World Cup was a concern in terms of the heavy ones that he had but I don’t think Saturday was as bad as those, that’s for sure.

“But (an HIA) is still something that you’ve got to do and the right decision was made.

“He is a tough old player, as you could see on Saturday because trying to get him off was an issue, but hopefully he will do everything he needs to do and will be back ready for France.

“Dan is a fantastic rugby player and a world-class 10 who has been here for a long time. It was his 81st cap on Saturday and that speaks volumes for how good a player and a professional he is. In my eyes he is world class and a huge player for us.”

Biggar was replaced by Cardiff Blues playmaker Evans in Dublin, a 23-year-old of great promise.

“We’ve got Jarrod going pretty well and is still a young kid who is learning and trying to get better,” said Jenkins..

“He had 30-odd minutes in Ireland and probably hasn’t played a game at that level, certainly away from home. That will put him in good stead and hopefully he will learn and develop from that.

“There are other 10s in Wales that we could easily call in if we wanted to, but I will leave that to Wayne and he will make that decision when the time is right.”