Saints boss Boyd: Biggar the perfect 10 for Lions

Saints boss Chris Boyd says Dan Biggar is the perfect 10 for the British & Irish Lions' tour of South Africa.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 7:00 am
Dan Biggar

Lions head coach Warren Gatland is set to name his 36-man squad on May 6 - and Biggar is timing his charge perfectly.

The 31-year-old was man of the match for Saints last weekend, delivering an all-action display in the 23-18 Gallagher Premiership win against Leicester Tigers.

Biggar battled through injury in the closing stages to make some hugely important tackles that helped to preserve his team's lead.

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And he had also had a big impact for Wales this year, steering his country to Six Nations glory.

Boyd is a big fan of Biggar, and has been even since the pair teamed up at Saints in 2018.

And the black, green and gold boss has backed his fly-half to not only go on the Lions tour this summer, but to have a real say against the Springboks.

Boyd said: "I would certainly be picking him to go to South Africa.

"I had two years with the Sharks out there and I know it pretty well.

"In Super Rugby we played the South Africans on a regular basis and Dan Biggar is very suited to playing in South Africa.

"I've had no correspondence with any of those (Lions) people but I would certainly expect him to be named in that side."