Domestic honours the main focus for Saints star Biggar

Dan Biggar says winning major honours with Saints is top of his priority list.

Friday, 8th May 2020, 7:00 am
Dan Biggar would love to win a major trophy with his Saints team-mates

The fly-half has been loving life at Franklin's Gardens since swapping Ospreys for Northampton in the summer of 2018.

Saints have already scooped one piece of silverware since Biggar's arrival, bagging the Premiership Rugby Cup crown last season.

But with the club currently fourth in the Gallagher Premiership and in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup, sights are set even higher.

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And Biggar admits winning something with his club would mean more to him than anything else in rugby right now.

"I left Wales to get out of the goldfish bowl, a rugby mad place, but as soon as you step into Northampton you realise it's an absolutely rugby mad town and they live and breath their rugby," Biggar said.

"When I arrived, I wanted to buy into the club and I wanted to make sure it mattered to me.

"For me, if someone offered me a chance of winning something internationally or winning something domestically, especially with Northampton as a group and for the supporters, I would choose domestically pretty much every time because it's with guys you're with day in, day out."

In a recent Twitter poll run by this publication, Biggar was the clear winner as Saints supporters voted for their player of the season so far.

And the 30-year-old says he is hugely honoured that fans think so much of him.

"It's huge actually," Biggar said.

"What I hope I've showed in the 18 months I've been here is the appetite and the want to play and do well for the club. It's been my biggest thing.

"I feel like I've improved massively as a player under Chris (Boyd) and the coaches and everyone at Saints.

"We're running out on a Saturday afternoon in front of 15,000 people in the middle of town and it's the best job in the world really, unless you're a Premier League footballer.

"I hope that's shown for me and it means a lot that the fans can see the desire and the want to play is there.

"It's very flattering that the people who pay their money week in, week out to come and watch you have got a strong opinion like that.

"I'm not sure they would have said the same thing after my debut at Gloucester in September 2018 and I'm glad you weren't running a poll for anything the day after that!

"The Shed was quite vocal that day!

"But I was glad to have got that one out of the way and hopefully I haven't played much worse than I did that day so it's worked out quite well."

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