Dan Biggar has paid tribute to the team spirit displayed by the Ospreys in their win over Toulouse on Saturday afternoon.
The ever reliable outside half once again played a key role for his home region, kicking 12 points as he helped steer the team to a memorable win over the French champions, and he agreed with comments after the game that it was an afternoon that won’t be forgotten in a hurry across Ospreylia.
“That’s what rugby’s about isn’t it, days like this?” said Biggar.
“You can see the team spirit, what it means to the boys. Credit to the Toulouse as well, it was a tough game and there were bodies sprawled everywhere at the end.
“That’s the commitment it takes to progress in this competition. It’s the best competition in the world in my opinion, and to be honest you won’t get a harder game than that which makes it all the sweeter.
“We knew what we had to do today. In a sense it was almost as though the pressure was off us after last weekend and we played some pretty good stuff at times and could have scored a few more tries. There were a few comments from outside but we just went out there, played a little bit, and it came off.”
Despite the win the Ospreys remain in third place, Leicester’s last gasp victory over Treviso thanks to a penalty try with 78 minutes gone ensuring that the region still has it all to do to remain in Europe beyond January. The English team are next up in the Heineken Cup for the Ospreys, visiting the Liberty Stadium in January, and Biggar acknowledged the size of the task still ahead of the team:
“It doesn’t get any easier does it? We go from back to back against Toulouse into Leicester the next game. We did what we could today and that’s the attitude we’ll take into the Leicester game. If we win against them it really could chuck a spanner in the works so it’s all to play for and then Toulouse could end up doing us a favour when they play Leicester again at the end.
“I’m enjoying playing well for the Ospreys, the boys we work with week in week out are pulling together and that was everything today.”