WALES fly-half Jarrod Evans only got 63 minutes of action in the Six Nations but believes he will reap the rewards from watching Dan Biggar at close quarters.

The Cardiff Blues playmaker came off the bench in the games against Italy, Ireland and France before being an unused replacement against England.

The 23-year-old must wait for cap number seven because of the postponement of the final against Scotland and will have more competition when Wayne Pivac’s men next meet up.

Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Patchell will be back from injury but the elusive Evans believes he has made strides thanks to a first camp with Pivac, whose high-octane style should suit the Blues man.

“I’ve learnt quite a few things off Biggs and we get on really well, and once the game starts to break up a little bit at that level then it allows me to express myself more,” said Evans, who started in the uncapped game against the Barbarians in November.

“There was more intent to play a bit during the Six Nations and with a bit more familiarity for players and coaches, it will only get better.

“For myself, by watching and playing you gain more experience and the more minutes you get under your belt, the more you adjust and get comfortable at that level.

“I probably wish I could’ve got more game time but it’s a case of being patience and know that the more minutes the better I’ll be.

“I’m constantly trying to adapt to what the international stage brings but I’m really enjoying it.”

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After limited Test game time, Evans has been denied a chance to get back out in the middle in regional colours because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The suspension of the Guinness PRO14 and government restrictions have led to all professional rugby players getting used to staying in touch through technology and grafting on individual training plans.

Instead of the usual top-class facilities, Evans is hard at work in the garage.

“Obviously the circumstances aren’t ideal but I know that a few of the boys have borrowed weights from Cardiff Blues and from the National Centre of Excellence, which is pretty good,” said Evans.

“A lot of boys are working from home and you just have to do what you can do. I’ve got a bit of an old school set-up at my girlfriend’s grandmother’s house and I’m pretty fortunate to have it all there for me.

“I know a few boys have got set-ups in their garages and houses as well and it’s just a case of being proactive with the work you do.

“The nutritionists and strength and conditioning coaches have all set in plans for the next few weeks, with running sessions, weight sessions and diet plans.

“They’ve worked pretty hard across the board, with Wales and the Blues, on providing top quality service for us and we’re all really grateful for that.

“At the moment, we’re all speaking a fair bit through text and I’ve caught up with one or two of the boys but it’s been pretty tough in the circumstances to catch up with them and it’s only going to get more serious.”

The Six Nations finale is likely to be slotted in before the autumn internationals while Wales are scheduled to go on tour this summer, facing Japan before two Tests with New Zealand.

"I had a good conversation with Mark Robinson, the CEO of New Zealand Rugby, on Sunday night," said WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips.

"Our commitment to them is if their authorities are happy to stage those games, then we’ll go. If it’s at all possible to play those matches, we would want to play them for our partners in New Zealand."