Dan Biggar: Northampton Saints fly-half available for Bath clash, easing British & Irish Lions fitness concerns | Rugby Union News

Dan Biggar: Northampton Saints fly-half available for Bath clash, easing British & Irish Lions fitness concerns | Rugby Union News


Dan Biggar left the field in the second half of Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership game against Exeter after sustaining a chest injury; Saints boss Chris Boyd said. “He’s available for selection this weekend. It was precautionary as much as anything else”

Last Updated: 08/06/21 4:53pm

Dan Biggar is available to place against Bath this weekend

Dan Biggar is available to place against Bath this weekend

Dan Biggar is available for Northampton’s final match of the season, easing concerns over his fitness for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

Biggar was taken off in the second half of Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership defeat by Exeter after sustaining a chest injury, but the Wales fly-half has had no adverse effects ahead of Saturday’s clash with Bath.

“Dan was just a little bit sore,” Saints boss Chris Boyd said. “He’s available for selection this weekend. It was precautionary as much as anything else.”

Also available for Northampton is Biggar’s fellow Lion Courtney Lawes, who has made a successful comeback from the pectoral injury he suffered in January.

Biggar received medical attention before leaving the pitch with an injury on Sunday

Biggar received medical attention before leaving the pitch with an injury on Sunday

Lawes, starting at blindside flanker, was superb against Wasps and Exeter and Boyd insists the versatile back five forward will be a valuable asset for Warren Gatland in South Africa.

“Courtney said to me after Exeter that he wasn’t very happy with his game, that he was off the pace and rusty,” Boyd said.

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Biggar is pushing for a Lions starting place on the tour of South Africa.

Biggar is pushing for a Lions starting place on the tour of South Africa.

“If that’s off the pace and rusty then he’s going to be pretty good by the time he charges around South Africa. Courtney is a world-class athlete and a world-class rugby player.

“I’ve been lucky enough to coach some world-class players and one of the things that sets them apart is that generally they come back and don’t have a lot of rust.

“You could argue he might be able to fill in more positions than six and second row because they don’t have the fetching players in South Africa.

“Courtney isn’t big by six, seven or eight standards in South Africa so he can play across the back row and then pop into lock when he needs to.”





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