Biggar signs new Ospreys deal
March 27, 2013
Wales international fly-half Dan Biggar has committed his future to the Ospreys © Getty Images
Wales fly-half Dan Biggar has agreed a new three-year deal with RaboDirect PRO12 side Ospreys that will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the 2015-16 season.
The 23-year-old, an ever-present in Wales' recent successful defence of the Six Nations crown, follows international team-mate Alex Cuthbert in bucking the trend of players heading overseas and committing his future to Welsh rugby with the likes of centre Jamie Roberts and flanker Dan Lydiate poised to become the latest to leave the country.
"This is an organisation that has always been very good to me and supported me," said Biggar, who made his senior debut for the region as an 18-year-old. "So it's great that I can recognise that by committing my future to the region. It's always nice to get things sorted and to be all done and dusted, and now I've signed it means I can concentrate on the next few weeks and helping the team to secure a play-off place without any distractions.
"Some negotiations can be straight forward, others take a little bit more time, but what's important is that you get it right in the end," said Biggar. "I think that both parties are very happy with where we are and can really look forward to the future positively. The Ospreys wanted to keep me and I wanted to stay so it's always been a case of agreeing on a few things. It's not just financial, there are other things that come into the equation."
Biggar steered the Ospreys to the PRO12 title last season has his eyes set on more success his side currently fourth in the table. "My aim is to be competing for trophies with the Ospreys every year," said Biggar. "I've discussed this at length with the coaches and management here, I've made that ambition absolutely clear, and I wouldn't have committed for the next three years if they didn't share those aims."
Biggar is the ninth player to have signed a new contract with the Ospreys following on from Richard Fussell, Tom Grabham, Tom Isaacs, Duncan Jones, Rhys Webb, Joe Bearman, Lloyd Peers and James King.
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