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Neil: Dan & Johnny can cope.

DAZED Jonathan Sexton was targeted by the French BY PHIL BLANCHE WALES kicking coach Neil Jenkins accepts it will be difficult to protect Dan Biggar when France put the outside-half in the firing line next week.

France targeted Johnny Sexton during their 10-9 Six Nations win over Ireland last weekend, with the fly-half taking several questionable hits in Paris.

Sexton appeared dazed on leaving the Stade de France field and Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said later the No.10 had a "whiplash injury" to his neck and shoulder.

Wales expect France to target Biggar the same way when the sides meet in Cardiff on Friday next week, but Jenkins says the Ospreys back must handle it and take the tactics as a compliment.

"It's part and parcel of the game," said Jenkins.

"Players as good as Johnny and Dan have to realise they are in the firing line.

"It's hard to protect these players in the game today.

"You've just got to get on with it, front up and what will be will be.

"Dan is a tough old nut and let's hope he keeps playing well."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Feb 17, 2016
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