Ospreys coach Holley happy with fly-half duo

Dan Biggar and Matthew Morgan
Dan Biggar and Matthew Mogan Vying for the Ospreys number 10 jersey

Sean Holley insists there is a place for both outside-halves Dan Biggar and Matthew Morgan in the Ospreys' plans.

Morgan showed his flair in the 17-12 RaboDirect Pro12 victory over Cardiff Blues on New Year's Day before Biggar came on to seal the win.

Morgan has got the nod for the Ospreys RaboDirect Pro12 clash at the Dragons on Friday, with Biggar named among the replacements.

"There's room for both of them. There is," said head coach Holley.

"They are both young. They and still learning. Daniel is a little bit further down the line in some aspects."

Added the Ospreys coach: "But Matthew offers you that little bit of flair, that little bit of magic that not a lot of players have."

Morgan, 19, has come through the ranks via Swansea Rugby Club and Wales Under-20s as has Biggar, 22, who has played eight times for Wales but has fallen behind Rhys Pristland in the pecking order.

Moragn displayed his coolness under pressure when he kicked a late penalty to seal a 26-26 draw in Treviso in the Heineken Cup in November

Biggar started in the 22-14 defeat at the Scarlets while Morgan was preferred for the Cardiff Blues victory.

"Matthew showed early on what he can bring: he breaks defences. To be fair to him he put some good kicks in as well."

"Perhaps at the end it was a good decision to bring Daniel on to calm things up and shore things up and see us through to the win.

"So It was quite pleasing from our point of view.

"Matthew in his last to starts has shown some good quality. There are still some basic elements of his game that are raw as there are with all young players.

"His tackling, his chasing up, some of his kicks, his restarts, his goal-kicking percentage, but then he has the ability to break sides down as well.

"So it's about nurturing him and putting him at the right time. We felt the Blues game was a good game for him and he'll gete a lot of minutes again on Friday night [at the Dragons].

"At the moment we see both of them on a bit of a path at the moment. We have got a pretty good record in developing young players.

"I'm sure Matthew would agree that he has entrusted in us that he comes through at the right time."

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