It was definitely a case of the Biggar They Come at Gowerton Leisure Leagues last week, as a British Lions rugby star swapped the oval ball for a round one.
Dan Biggar, the Osprey’s star who has scored a whopping 2,052 points in his ten years at the Liberty Stadium, caused heads to turn when he enjoyed a run out for AFC Total Plumbing in the Wednesday competition.
Biggar, who was hailed as the best performing fly-half on the recent Lions tour after his performances in the warm-up games, saw his all-round sporting prowess pay off, with his side winning 7-1 against Your Mother Zahore – who themselves had been in the scrum at the top of the table before the defeat.
A spokesman said: “We were delighted to see Dan playing, it is always a great thrill for the teams to play against a genuine star sportsman that they have seen on TV.”
It also shows the enduring appeal of 6 a side football, with the spokesman adding: “We can all be immensely proud that our leagues continue to be such a draw to the great and good from other sports. It was Dan this time, sampling the great action in Gowerton, but there have been others, most notably Usain Bolt and Warren Weir after the 2012 Olympics.”
Indeed, there have been other legends of Welsh Rugby showing off their football skills. Jamie Roberts – who is now with Harlequins – was more than a match for the leagues in Cardiff a couple of years ago, as this picture shows.
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