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Wales fly-half Dan Biggar was in fine form on Sunday

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar was in fine form on Sunday

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar was in fine form on Sunday

Shaun Edwards has hailed Wales fly-half Dan Biggar's fearless approach following his imperious performance in aerial combat against Scotland.

Wales' display with the high ball was one of their finest in recent seasons, and a key factor behind a 26-23 Murrayfield victory that revived RBS 6 Nations title hopes.

On one occasion, Biggar hit the ground shoulder-first after a collision with Scotland number 10 Finn Russell, a challenge which resulted in the Scotsman being yellow-carded - and subsequently cited - for a dangerous tackle.

Biggar's appetite did not waiver, though, and he continued to boss the air as Wales reeled off an eighth successive win at Scotland's expense.

"The best part of our game was Dan Biggar, Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny being fearless leaping in the air," Wales assistant coach and defence specialist Edwards said, speaking after the game.

"Dan Biggar has got such guts. It's a massive part of the modern game.

"Jamie is a very big man and has an advantage, but 'Biggs' is fearless and he reminds me of Steve Hampson, who used to play for Wigan years ago.

"He wasn't a massive man, but he used to leap in the air just like 'Biggs'."

There were considerable improvements across the board by Wales as they recovered from losing to England 10 days ago, but two major obstacles now lie ahead - France away, followed by reigning Six Nations champions Ireland in Cardiff.

"I was very impressed with our post-tackle work. I think we turned them (Scotland) over six or seven times on the floor, and it's something that we excel at," Edwards added.

"I think we are the most proficient side in the world at turning teams over on the floor, and I don't think we were rewarded for that against England.

"We also had a lot more attacks against Scotland and went back to our Plan A, which we are very good at.

"When we play to our Plan A we are a very, very good attacking team. When we fluctuate away from it, we are not as good."

Wales won on their last visit to the Stade de France in 2013, when wing George North's late try helped secure a 16-6 verdict and launched a title-winning campaign that had started with a home defeat against Ireland.

"We just have to take one game at a time, and Paris is a very difficult place to go," Edwards said.

"We will enjoy the moment, because to win for eight consecutive years against a proud rugby nation like Scotland - and we have been in some fierce battles with them - is a tremendous achievement for Warren (Gatland) and the rest of the lads.

"Every Test match win is a relief.

"We know that we are representing three million people, and we take that honour seriously."