Dan Biggar: Jacques Brunel says Wales fly-half would miss match under French rules

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By Gareth Griffiths
BBC Sport Wales in Oita
France coach Jacques Brunel says Wales fly-half Dan Biggar wouldnt be allowed to play beneath concussion rules in French rugby league in the World Cup quarter-final.
Biggar is fit for Wales to perform France on Sunday even with two head injuries.
Everyone chooses their duties, explained Brunel.
[In] the French 14, under FFR rules, sustaining two concussions automatically means out three weeks using the protocol implemented there.
Brunel included:So he would not have been in a position to playwith. Thats all I have to say about this
Brunel was reacting to queries regarding ex-Wales and Biggar captain Sam Warburton for not shooting concussion seriously recently criticising rugby.
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) had earlier stressed that Biggar had beensymptom-free and had been cleared by an independent specialist after passing return-to-play protocols.
The 30-year-old failed a head trauma examination after taking a blow in Waless 29-25 win over Australia on 29 September, but had been passed on to play against Fiji 10 days.
However, he also suffered a aerial collision with team-mate Liam Williams and had to leave the field once more.
Nine days on, an announcement outlining was released by the WRU.
Brunel insists France will not be singling out Biggar for any special treatment.
We are not going to target him whatsoever, explained Brunel.
I discovered yesterday that he was planning to play.
We werent going to focus on Biggar or about any other player in particular. It is more the team and its ability to apply pressure which disturb us.
France have made five changes.
Scrum-half Antoine Dupont had been bothered by a back issue, but will take his place along with partner Romain Ntamack.
The side includes 14 players in their opening win from Argentina.
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Full-back Maxime Medard is the only survivor from the French group that beat Wales at the 2011 World Cup.
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