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Wales players stunned at Howley exit but will battle back: Biggar

By Andrew Baldock

Wales star Dan Biggar has spoken of his "huge disappointment and shock" over the Rob Howley affair that has rocked the Welsh World Cup camp.

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The Wales assistant coach is now back home following an alleged breach of World Rugby's betting and anti-corruption regulations, and he faces a detailed investigation.

Asked at a press conference in Kitakyushu yesterday to outline the squad's emotions when told the news, fly-half Biggar said: "They were disappointed, especially for people like myself and Jon (centre Jonathan Davies), who have only ever had Rob as coach in the set-up and he has given us every cap we've had.

"It's a huge disappointment, really, and shock, but we realise we have just got to get on with it.

"I don't think we need a huge amount more galvanising than the prize that is at stake on November 2 (World Cup final day)."

Wales start their World Cup campaign on Monday against Georgia in Toyota.

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