Dan Biggar paid tribute this evening to the forward effort that inspired the Ospreys to victory at the Liberty Stadium.
Speaking after he had kicked 14 of his side’s points in a 19-15 win over Munster to keep their Heineken Cup hopes alive, Biggar said:
“It was a special occasion, an excellent win against a very good Munster team that puts us right back in contention now. If we could have denied them a bonus point it would have been fantastic but to get the win was the first priority so it’s job done as far as that is concerned. The last two rounds next month will be very tense and nervy, but we are very much in the chase again after this win.
“The forwards were excellent, it’s great to play behind a pack in the form that they were in today. The boys were superb. It’s a privilege to work with them. When you are playing behind people of that quality it makes a 10’s job very easy, the pack is going forward and you’re getting three point opportunities, I can’t ask for more.
“The forwards did a great job, particularly in the scrum, which gave me opportunities. I suppose that can be a double-edged sword because if I missed those penalties then no doubt they’d have been pretty annoyed with me. Touch wood, at the moment I’m managing to collect a few points with the boot. That’s the least the forwards deserve, they work hard to create the opportunities, kicking them is the easy part by comparison.
“The crowd were fantastic today, they really got behind us and made a lot of noise. The way the weather is there was always going to be a lot of people who couldn’t make it today, we expected that, but the ones who could get here were absolutely superb. They really did help us, especially when Munster were camped on our line in the second half applying real pressure.
“The boys dug in and took real encouragement from the fans. We are chuffed with the win, and pleased that we could repay them for the support we had out there this afternoon.”