A moment of magic from Welsh stand-off Dan Biggar in the opening game of the Six Nations has has left Twitter positively gushing.
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:
Biggar was a Baller when he played for the Ospreys, as the decline in quality of player at the Ospreys occured, he played a more limited plan. Always been good though. Boyd getting what he wants of course, but Saints hav’nt taught him it! Lol.
— NLB (@NevsLeftBoot) February 1, 2020
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.
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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