Lions Star Reveals He’s Not Happy With His Role In The Squad

Dan Biggar has admitted he’s not comfortable being the third choice number 10 for the Lions.

The Welsh international is currently behind Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell in the pecking order, and only has a few minutes of playtime on the tour so far.

Biggar started during the week against the Blues, but was forced off early with a head injury. He admits he’s frustrated he didn’t get a chance to lay down a marker, but is fired up for Tuesday’s game against the Highlanders as he gets another opportunity to start.

“Johnny and Owen deserve to be just a fraction ahead at the moment,” he said.
“That is me being brutally honest. But my nature is to not want that to happen, my nature is to close that gap and put some pressure on the two on them. That’s the chance I have on Tuesday night.
“It’s not nice to be probably the third choice at the moment. My personality isn’t happy with that and it’s my job to try and force the order a little.

Biggar admits it’s a massive challenge to make up the ground, but he won’t be focusing on putting pressure on the duo, but instead will worry about what he can do for the team.

“Owen and Johnny are world class players and it’s a tough ask for me to make up ground. It’s a massive challenge for myself, but I’m not looking at it in terms of that. It’s all about the team rather than individuals.
“My mindset is not going to be ‘I’ve got to do this, this and this to put pressure on Johnny and Owen’. It’s going to be about what I can do for the team and hopefully that comes off.
“It’s up to me to make sure I’m doing the basics well enough and bringing the other guys into play outside me.”

You can read Biggar’s candid interview in full with WalesOnline here.

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Jason Hennessy

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