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No Six Nations hangover for Saints fly-half Biggar

Dan Biggar’s Grand Slam hangover cure was to go back across the Severn Bridge and watch Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens.

While a good number of Welsh heroes will have been nursing a sore head, the fly-half hot-footed it back to the Midlands and watched Saints beat Saracens to lift the Premiership Rugby Cup.

Every contribution Biggar made to the Championship triumph was telling, none more so than as an early replacement for former Saint George North in clinching win over defending champions Ireland.

“If we can pick up a win away at Welford Road, it’d be tough to beat that as a week of rugby.”

Dan Biggar

But it hasn’t taken the Morriston man long to move on from Saturday night’s celebrations.

“I have come back down off the cloud – it’s been a quick week, it has flown by,” said Biggar, who was leading a coaching session on behalf of Land Rover at Market Harborough RFC.

“It’s been a really enjoyable week. Saturday was amazing, we had some good celebrations and it was an amazing achievement for Wales.

“I came back on Sunday afternoon and got back in time for kick-off at Saints.

“It was great to see the Club win a trophy. A lot of the younger lads who haven’t won a trophy before will take a lot of confidence from that medal.  

“I’ve had a bit of stick off the lads, but it’s not been too bad. I do feel very outnumbered as a Welshman in England right now!

“It’s died down now and back to business I guess. I feel pretty good physically and I’m really excited to get going again.”

As an experienced finisher Biggar was unrivalled during the Six Nations, and showed his class from the tee and in broken play particularly against England and Ireland.

It seems his summer move to the Gallagher Premiership has paid dividends, and the 29-year-old has bought into every aspect of his relocation across the border.

And Biggar is desperate to make it a perfect week; to do that he’d need to taste victory in Northampton's derby clash with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road this evening.

He added: “As good as Saturday was, if we can pick up a win away at Welford Road, it’d be tough to beat that as a week of rugby.

“That would set us up as a Club for the rest of the season and the run-in.

“The best I’ve managed at Leicester is a 32-32 draw there a few years ago. I hope I can go one better in my first taste of an East Midlands derby at Welford Road.

“I’m really looking forward to it; a packed house and one of the best places to play in the country.

“The move here has opened up everything for me. The people and the setup are great and it’s a great part of the world. Hopefully there are some good times ahead in the Northampton shirt.”

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