Biggar’s happy to win ugly
DAN Biggar concedes Wales’ 28-18 victory over Scotland on Saturday wasn’t a vintage one in terms of attacking prowess but was another important one nonetheless.
The weekend’s game was marred by the terrible weather conditions, a swirl-ing wind and the bitter cold not exactly conducive to open rugby.
The Ospreys fly-half had an adequate afternoon overall but was probably shaded by his opposite number, Duncan Weir, who edged the kicking duel.
“It was a satisfactory victory but again I don’t think it was champagne rugby,” Biggar said.
“The conditions were quite difficult out there with the wind, and a bit sticky under- foot.
“But overall I thought it was a pretty good performance.
“You have to give credit to Scotland because they played a good kicking game.”
Winning and winning ugly is the new mantra and Biggar, who won his 15th cap at the weekend, is pleased with how hard-nosed Wales have become.
“It was another winning ruthless performance away from home, which has become the theme of this championship,” he said.
“Our backs were against the wall after the opening game against Ireland where we had been written off.
“To go to Paris, Rome and Edinburgh and pull off three victories is very impressive.
“It is nice to be able to reflect on coming out on the right side of these matches.”
Biggar, who is playing in his first Six Nations despite making his Test debut five years ago, said: “It was a very frustrating game to be involved in because it was very stop-start.
“The set piece was hit and miss for both sides and when that happens you don’t get any flow.
“To be fair to the referee the penalties had to be given.”
Biggar added: “Half-time at the Ireland game seems a long way away now (Wales were trailing 23-3 at the interval) and people have short memories. I would not have thought then we would be in this position going into the final match.”