BOSS Wayne Pivac insists it has been business as usual for Wales as they plot a return to winning ways against Scotland.

The Six Nations clash at Principality Stadium on Saturday is going ahead even though a number of sporting fixtures have been postponed or played behind closed doors because of coronavirus.

Speaking before the Guinness PRO14 announced an indefinite suspension, Pivac said that Wales were being guided by experts.

The UK government is considering banning sporting fixtures but at the moment the green light has been given for the Cardiff clash, which will attract a bumper crowd.

If the situation doesn't change then Pivac & Co will hope to reap the rewards of a week of hard graft at their Vale Resort headquarters, putting the outbreak to the back of their minds.

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"I'm across it with Martyn Williams, our team manager," said the head coach. "For the rest of the blokes, it's pretty much work as normal.

"We're in isolation really, in this camp scenario. The guys have prepared well."

Wales started the tournament with a comprehensive win against Italy but have suffered a hat-trick of losses to Ireland, France and England.

They will finish fifth in the table if Scotland win for the first time in Cardiff since 2002.

"We're looking forward to the weekend because the last couple of games have been frustrating for everybody concerned. We've made a few errors at critical times and lost a couple of close games," said Pivac.

"We'd like the opportunity to get back out there and see if we can get that performance that we're looking for being spread across the 80 minutes, having a bit more control than we have had at times."

"Our team manager is looking after the off field scenarios and dealing with our chief executive Martyn Phillips. We just wait to hear from him," he continued.

Dragons lock Cory Hill will be desperate for the game to go ahead after being named in the starting line-up.

The 27-year-old will make his first international start since suffering an ankle injury in the process of scoring the key try in the win against England last February.

Hill missed the completion of the Grand Slam and then saw his World Cup dreams dashed by a leg fracture.

He made his return for the Dragons in December but suffered a hamstring injury after appearing as a sub in the Six Nations opener against Italy.

Hill is fit again and has been chosen to slot in next to Alun Wyn Jones in the boilerhouse  after Jake Ball suffered a shoulder injury in the loss to the English at Twickenham last weekend.

Dragons back row forward Ross Moriarty retains his starting place at blindside with regional teammate Leon Brown on the bench.

Sale tighthead WillGriff John will make his Test debut while Rhys Webb gets the nod at scrum-half.

Captain Jones will equal the world record for most international rugby union appearances.

The 34-year-old's 148th Test, a tally that includes nine for the British and Irish Lions, matches the figure set by New Zealand's World Cup-winning captain Richie McCaw between 2001 and 2015.

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets); George North (Ospreys), Nick Tompkins (Saracens), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Liam Williams (Scarlets); Dan Biggar (Northampton), Rhys Webb (Bath); Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Ken Owens (Scarlets), WillGriff John (Sale Sharks), Cory Hill (Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, captain), Ross Moriarty (Dragons), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues).

Replacements: Ryan Elias (Scarlets), Rhys Carre (Saracens), Leon Brown (Dragons), Will Rowlands (Wasps), Taulupe Faletau (Bath), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Jarrod Evans (Cardiff Blues), Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets).