Dan Biggar

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Dan Biggar
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Full name Daniel Rhys Biggar
Date of birth (1989-10-16) 16 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Morriston, Swansea, Wales
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb; 196 lb)
School Gowerton Comprehensive School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–2008 Swansea 13 (129)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007– Ospreys 165 (1719)
correct as of 10 April 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)

2008
2008–
Wales U16
Wales U20
Wales

9
33

(37)
(148)
correct as of 21 March 2015.

Daniel "Dan" Biggar (born 16 October 1989, in Morriston, Swansea) is a Welsh international rugby union outside-half, currently playing club rugby for the Ospreys. A former Wales age grades international, including Under-20, in October 2008 he was selected for the Wales national rugby union team squad for the 2008 Autumn internationals series, making his debut at age 19 against Canada on 18 November. He is the youngest player to reach 100 games for the Ospreys.

On 18 January 2010 he was named in the 35 man Wales national squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament.[1] After 18 months in the wilderness, including missing the 2011 Rugby World Cup, good form for the Ospreys saw Biggar recalled for the Welsh squad in 2012. This good form was topped off by the match-winning conversion from the touchline in the 2012 RaboDirect Pro12 Final, as well as a number of man-of-the-match performances in the run-in at the end of the season. Biggar finally got his chance in the Welsh number 10 shirt in the victorious 2013 RBS Six Nations Championship campaign, starting all five games at Fly Half, thanks to a Rhys Priestland injury. Biggar impressed many, capping off the season with a drop goal, conversion and penalty in the Championship decider against England. He continued his good run of form into the 2013-2014 season, his performances for the Ospreys earning him a call-up for the 2013 Autumn Internationals, he started against Australia and Argentina, scoring a try against the former. He played 3 games during the 2014 Six Nations, coming on as a substitute for Rhys Priestland against France and England and starting against Scotland national rugby union team. In June 2014, Biggar started two tests against South Africa impressing many with his performance in the narrow 31-30 second test defeat, despite being yellow-carded. Biggar cemented his place as the Wales starting Fly-Half during the 2014 Autumn Internationals, starting 3 out of the 4 tests and receiving many plaudits for his world class performances.[2]

Welsh caps[edit]

Cap Number Date Team Position Shirt Number Home or Away Venue Result Score
1 14 November 2008  Canada Fly-Half 21 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 34–13
2 30 May 2009  Canada Fly-Half 10 Away York Stadium, Toronto Won 23–32
3 6 June 2009  United States Fly-Half 21 Away Chicago Won 15–48
4 13 November 2009  Samoa Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 17–13
5 19 June 2010  New Zealand Fly-Half 21 Away Carisbrook, Dunedin Lost 42–9
6 26 June 2010  New Zealand Fly-Half 10 Away Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Lost 29–10
7 6 November 2010  Australia Fly-Half 21 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 16–25
8 19 November 2010  Fiji Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Draw 16–16
9 3 December 2011  Australia Fly-Half 21 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 18–24
10 2 June 2012 Barbarians Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 30–21
11 16 November 2012  Samoa Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 19–26
12 2 February 2013  Ireland Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 22–30
13 9 February 2013  France Fly-Half 10 Away Stade de France, Saint Denis Won 6–16
14 23 February 2013  Italy Fly-Half 10 Away Stadio Olimpico, Rome Won 9–26
15 9 March 2013  Scotland Fly-Half 10 Away Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Won 28–18
16 16 March 2013  England Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 30-3
17 8 June 2013  Japan Fly-Half 10 Away Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Won 18-22
18 15 June 2013  Japan Fly-Half 10 Away Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo Lost 23-8
19 16 November 2013  Argentina Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 40-6
20 30 November 2013  Australia Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 26-30
21 21 February 2014  France Fly-Half 22 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 26-7
22 9 March 2014  England Fly-Half 22 Away Twickenham Stadium, London Lost 28-19
23 15 March 2014  Scotland Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 51-3
24 14 June 2014  South Africa Fly-Half 10 Away Kings Park Stadium, Durban Lost 38-16
25 21 June 2014  South Africa Fly-Half 10 Away Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit Lost 31-30
26 8 November 2014  Australia Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 28-33
27 22 November 2014  New Zealand Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 16-34
28 29 November 2014  South Africa Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 12-6
29 6 February 2015  England Fly-Half 10 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 16-21
30 15 February 2015  Scotland Fly-Half 10 Away Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Won 26-24

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