Dan Biggar says he would never overrule Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones as Leigh Halfpenny admitted his Murrayfield mistake of turning down a kick at goal in the RBS 6 Nations defeat to Scotland.
Biggar found himself in the firing line of some Wales supporters and sections of the Welsh media after the 29-13 defeat to Scotland on Saturday.
It was suggested that, with Wales trailing 16-13 after 51 minutes, Biggar chose to ignore Jones' wish to go for goal and kick for the corner instead.
Dan Biggar (second left) says he did not overrule his captain Alun Wyn Jones (left) on Saturday
Wales failed to score from the resulting line-out and that proved a decisive momentum shift as Scotland ran out clear winners.
'The bottom line is Leigh has held his hands up and said he didn't fancy the kick. It was a tough day and a tough kick,' Biggar said.
'If if it was on the 22 and bang in front (of the posts) I wouldn't have asked Al. As it was on the touchline I've asked the question about whether to go for the corner.
'It was a very amicable chat and for me it was never about overruling the captain.
'It's been a pretty hurtful couple of days. It's not nice being questioned about whether you've overruled the captain, let alone it being someone like Alun Wyn who I've huge respect for.'
Full-back Halfpenny broke his silence on the controversial incident in a statement on the official Welsh Rugby Union website.
Leigh Halfpenny has admitted his mistake against Scotland as Wales fell to another defeat
The Toulon star - who has scored 594 points for Wales and is recognised as one of the most reliable kickers in world rugby - admitted he had been