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@96 Wizard - he has given 100% to the Ospreys but I really think he's always had limitations. He tends to stand deep although did better on the Lions tour. Some aspects of his game were outstanding but I think Ospreys & Wales needs a 10 who plays flatter & presents a greater variety of attack (although the issue there may be with the coaches too) But good luck to him
Biggar has been a great servant for the Ospreys and has suited them well: pretty big, pretty strong and content to operate without the freedom to play what's in front of him.Would have been well suited to the English game a decade or two ago, but now I fear they have moved on and he may miss the overly structured set up that he has been used to.Hope he fares well though.
Thought The Blues may have made a move for him due to Anscombe's long term injury, but apparently he's a bit 'green' and they are hoping to persuade Phil Bennet to put the No. 10 shirt back on.A spokesman said, 'He's got a helluva side step, but we'll soon knock that out of him'. (Sorry, this is the joke currently doing the rounds in some parts).
The Eng v Wales game in 2015 WC was the best I've ever seen Biggar play and I watch the Ospreys a lot. He will never be an attacking threat in BB mode but is well capable of doing everything else to a high standard as he did in that WC game and deservedly got MOM. He will be a good signing for the Saints if he can curb his temperament and concentrate 100% on his game.
Bang average player
Biggar has the admirable quality of making the best of a limited talent. But one can't help thinking that a better manager and more attack-minded coach than Gatland would have got a lot more out of the richly gifted James Hook. Biggar is so to speak the Farrell to Hook's Ford -- pedestrian application against wayward talent. The former may be good enough for England, but not, surely, for Wales.
I am sorry to see Biggar(note the spelling) go from the Ospreys, unlike some on here I believe he has always given 100% for Ospreys, Wales and the Lions. I agree he's not in the same category as some of the legends, but it's a different game these days and he is physical enough and has the intestinal fortitude to do well with the Saints. Good luck to him I say.
@94 You've hit the nail on the head regarding one of my least favourite plaudits, that someone is a "big game player". To me this means that someone either can't be bothered or goes missing for some games. For me its better to describe them as a "hit or miss" player or inconsistent.Take Jamie Roberts, often described as a "big game player" but he's often anonymous if its not a "big game".
He's a bit a whinger, which is against the values of rugby, so I'm not his biggest fan. He also goes missing in some of the smaller games.However, you can't deny he's a big game player and steps up to the mark when it matters. Seems like he has the quality but a bit of an attitude problem if you ask me.
Not gonna miss him! Hopefully this will mean Wales having a better, more attacking no.10. I'd go for Patchell or Sam Davis. Mind you, O.Williams is coming along well. Bye Bigger
I do not believe Harry is / was considered as the next No.10 at Saints (even more so considering the signing of Biggar) but as a inside centre.
@88 The way he played against Sarries, I'd agree
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