Biggar: We can't dwell on latest Euro disappointment
FLY-HALF Dan Biggar insists the Ospreys can’t dwell on the disappointment of their latest Heineken Cup setback.
Sunday’s 27-16 defeat to Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens has left the Liberty side staring at an early exit from the tournament.
The Ospreys haven’t yet given up hope, but no side has ever progressed to the knockout stages having lost both their opening pool matches.
“It’s disappointing. We’ve left ourselves an absolute mountain to climb now, but we must get a minimum of eight points from our next two games. It’s as simple as that. If we do that, we give ourselves a chance for the final two rounds when Northampton come to the Liberty,” said the Wales No. 10.
“There’s a lot of rugby to be played between now and then though, starting with the Dragons on Friday, so there’s no time for us to dwell on this, we’ve got to kick on from here.”
Biggar scored all of the Ospreys’ points in Northampton, but a disastrous start meant Steve Tandy’s men were always playing catch-up.
“We conceded two soft tries at the start and that meant it was always going to be an uphill struggle no matter how hard we fought. You can’t give good teams that kind of start,” he added.
“We were found wanting at times, they turned the screw a little bit in the first half with the quality players they’ve got here and took advantage of our mistakes. We’re disappointed that ultimately we’ve come up short again."
Biggar added: “We showed plenty of effort and endeavour, and I think that if we’d played like we did against Northampton last week (against Leinster) then we’d have picked up a win in the first game.
“That perhaps makes it more disappointing. When you lose your two opening games you can’t take too many positives, but it was a gutsy effort.”