FLY-HALF Dan Biggar is confident that Wales’ attack won’t suffer at the World Cup despite the loss of coach Rob Howley, writes Chris Kirwan.

Warren Gatland’s right-hand man is now back home while waiting for an investigation into an alleged breach of World Rugby’s betting and anti-corruption regulations.

Wales acted swiftly to bring in former fly-half Stephen Jones for the tournament, which kicks off against Georgia on Monday morning.

Jones was meant to join Wales after the World Cup as part of Wayne Pivac’s management team after being a big hit with the Scarlets.

Biggar, a key figure after the loss of Gareth Anscombe through injury, is confident that the loss of Howley won’t derail the bid for glory in Japan.

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"The Scarlets boys in particular speak incredibly highly of Steve. It is going to be interesting to see what he gets out of us,” said the Northampton playmaker.

"For Monday a lot of the framework has been done already and we will stick to what we have planned for that, and I am sure the longer he is in camp and the more comfortable he gets with everyone he will bring his own ideas.

"As 'Gats' has said, it's extremely disappointing for Rob, but hearing from a lot of the Scarlets lads in particular how good Steve is - and in my position in particular - there are probably few better to learn from."

Jones won 104 caps and captained his country, turning to coaching with Wasps after hanging up his boots.

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"Having played with Steve, what he carried over to the coaching side was the energy he always had as a player,” said centre Jonathan Davies.

"On the training field he always has that bounce about him, he always demands high standards and tactically he wants the boys to play what's in front of them and make sure we make the right decisions.

"A new pair of eyes is an opportunity for us to grow as a group, develop and see where we can take it. There will be a lot of excitement and Steve will give it his best shot, I can guarantee that."