The legend of Dan Biggar continues to grow after another heroic cameo off the bench was influential in Wales’ 21-13 comeback win over England.
The replacement flyhalf added two try assists and a conversion to arrest the lead in the match for the first time, one they never gave back. Trailing 13-9, Biggar played hard-running lock Cory Hill over from the base of the ruck, before a superb cross-kick found the acrobatic Josh Adams for the game-sealing score.
Biggar also had two other clutch moments, he cleaned up a charged kick inside Wales’ 22 then expertly hoofed the ball away downfield and into touch for a 50-metre gain, and re-gathered a kick-contest to put his side on the attack at a pivotal moment.
@SquidgeRugby help me settle an internal argument, is Dan Biggar off the bench for the last 20 actually the best use of that God?
— Harry (@HaaarryB) February 23, 2019
I'm not sure if anyone has won MOTM for twenty minutes off the bench but Dan Biggar must have been close. Test Match Animal.
— Ross Harries (@rossharries1) February 23, 2019
An epic win from Wales against a brilliant England team. Liam Williams and Josh Adams were masters in the air but how lucky are Wales to have Dan Biggar to come on and close the game out! Tom Curry so unlucky to be on the losing side. Test rugby at its best…
— Owain Jones (@OwainJTJones) February 23, 2019
Friendship with Huget ended. Dan Biggar is my best friend
— William Shillibier (@Shillibier) February 23, 2019
— M Davies (@mldemon) February 23, 2019
Wales legendary winger Shane Williams labelled Biggar as ‘the difference’ between the sides on BBC, ‘pulling the side together’.
Fullback Liam Williams was awarded man-of-the-match for his consistency in the backfield and reliable performance where he continued to excel under the high ball to thwart England’s kicking game.
England head coach Eddie Jones praised the performance of the Welsh hero, who was introduced into the game as England started to lose control of the match.
“We lost a bit of momentum.
“We started the half brilliantly but gave away penalties and then we struggled to get the momentum back.
“Biggar is a very good player and they’re blessed to have two 10s of such quality.”
The heroics add to a growing list of notable bench cameos by Biggar, after slotting a pressure kick against the Wallabies to seal the historic match in November.
Wales are now the only undefeated side left in the tournament but securing a Grand Slam will be no easy task with a trip away to Murrayfield to play Scotland next before hosting last year’s champions, Ireland, at home in the final round.
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