Dan Biggar back on points trail with Ospreys
DAN Biggar steps back on to the regional scene tonight within striking distance of 900 league points for the Ospreys.
The fly-half has barely had a shot at the goal during the Six Nations, with Leigh Halfpenny entrusted with the main points gathering role by Wales.
But Biggar showed the break from goal-kicking had done little to dull his accuracy as he bisected the posts with two late shots against England last weekend. He will take the field against the Dragons in Swansea needing another 15 points to reach 900 in the Pro12. That is a remarkable tally for a player who is still only 23.
His contribution in the Six Nations was significant, with his chip over the top in Paris to set up George North for a try in the corner proving to be the key moment of the entire Welsh campaign.
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It didn't just spur Wales to victory; it also unlocked the confidence the players had been lacking after eight straight defeats.
And while Biggar continues to be underrated by some, at the Ospreys he is hugely valued.
"He's just a quality professional and an outstanding rugby player," said head coach Steve Tandy.
"Over the past 12 months he has been fantastic for us and really challenging for the Wales No. 10 jersey. It's been great to see him having a run in the team and great to see him doing exceptionally well.
"But the big thing about him is he's still eager to get back and play for the Ospreys. He runs a game really well. He finished off the league title for us with that last-minute kick in Dublin last year. And you never see him come into training and shirk any session."