Wales coach Warren Gatland says he is in a ‘good position’ to have three quality flyhalves to choose from for Saturday’s match against the Springboks in Cardiff.
Gatland will have to decide between Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar and Rhys Patchell, all of whom have done well recently.
Biggar starred in a Man of the Match display in Wales’ 74-24 thrashing of Tonga last Saturday, while Rhys Patchell came off the bench to provide the surge that took the contest away from the Pacific Islanders. Anscombe impressed in the wins against Scotland and the Wallabies.
‘All three of the 10s have played well and that’s a great position for me to be in,’ Gatland said. ‘The biggest thing for me — and the players are the same — is that the last thing we want is a media debate about the Welsh No 10s.
‘That’s been going on forever and they don’t want to be stuck in the middle of that.
‘I think whoever is involved against South Africa will see it as a big opportunity and whoever misses out will be very disappointed. It’s a position where we have different players with different strengths, but we’re in a good position there.’
Gatland believes the squad has never been so competitive.
‘We’ve always spoken about creating depth and we’ve done that. The pleasing thing is I can pick a bench knowing they are going to make a strong impact.
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