Flyhalf sensation Romain Ntamack lead Les Bleus to a 27-23 Six nations victory over Wales to keep alive their Grand Slam hopes, but it was the behaviour of his opposite number that had many people taking on Twitter.
While the Welsh 10 was once known for the benign but entertaining ‘Biggarena’ routine before he kicked for the posts, in recent years it’s his gesticulating at match officials that has caught the eye – Saturday being a case in point.
As the game wore on Biggar could be seen becoming increasingly irate with referee Matthew Carley and his assistant referees.
The Northampton Saints pivot repeatedly flapped his arms, leading many to liken his behaviour to that of an association football player…or a bird.
If Dan Biggar waves his arms and complains a bit more, Wales are in with a chance here…. ?
— First XV ? (@Rugbystuff) February 22, 2020
The fly-half has been one of the northern hemisphere’s stand-out performers in recent years and toured with the British and Irish Lions to New Zealand in 2017, during which he played in five of the 10 matches.
The 30-year-old has been Wales’s starting fly half for the majority of the past seven years, winning the 2013 Six Nations title and being the man of the match in Wales’s memorable Rugby World Cup win over England in 2015, a game in which he kicked 23 points.
He made his test debut against Canada in Cardiff on 14 November, 2008. He also made his second test start against Canada on 30 May, 2009 and has played for Wales in every year since.
At club level Biggar was the youngest player to pass the 200-appearance mark for the Ospreys. Biggar joined Northampton Saints in 2018, and has been a standout in Chris Boyd’s side.
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