A moment of magic from Welsh stand-off Dan Biggar in the opening game of the Six Nations has has left Twitter positively gushing.

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Wayne Pivac’s side enjoyed a relatively comfortable first half in Cardiff against Franco Smith’s Italians, and their third try in the 29th minute was the pick of the bunch.

Following quick ball off a ruck in the Azurri’s 22, Biggar received a flat ball with his back to the grandstand.

In a sublime bit of skill that evoked memories of Carlos Spencer and Brian O’Driscoll, he flicked the ball between his legs and out the back to the awaiting Josh Adams, who was move than happy to finish his second try in the corner.

Twitter was in raptures:

https://twitter.com/SaintsRugby/status/1223626546084286464
https://twitter.com/thepaulwilliams/status/1223619211395813380
https://twitter.com/OwainJTJones/status/1223619363414192128
https://twitter.com/SaintsRugby/status/1223620771538440195
https://twitter.com/RugbyInsideLine/status/1223619302554767360

In truth it was the highlight of what was a largely uncompetitive match, with the Guinness Six Nations Champions going largely untested by their opponents.

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At RWC 2019, he started against Georgia, Australia, Fiji, France and South Africa, and was benched for the third-place play-off against the All Blacks.

Biggar’s 387 points are the third-most of any Wales player playing at fly-half behind Neil Jenkins (861) and Stephen Jones (886).

Saracens centre Nick Tompkins looks set to make his Wales debut after being named on the bench for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Italy.

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