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Dan Biggar, Nigel Owens and Sir Gareth Edwards honoured at the Wales Sports Awards

  • Wales rugby player Dan Biggar is BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality 2015
  • The Ospreys fly-half succeeds cyclist Geraint Thomas, who won in 2014
  • Sir Gareth Edwards was given the Lifetime Achievement (Elite) award
  • Nigel Owens also was given a special recognition award
Rugby World Cup star Dan Biggar has been named BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year.

The Ospreys fly-half, who kicked the crucial penalty as Wales overcame England during the Rugby World Cup, polled the most public votes to beat off competition from Wales footballers Gareth Bale and Ashley Williams, cyclist Geraint Thomas, discus champion Aled Sion Davies, world featherweight title holder Lee Selby, Taekwondo ace Jade Jones and triathlete Non Stanford.

Wales and World Cup referee Nigel Owens presented to the award to Biggar and was also given a special recognition award of his own.



Biggar reacted to the award by saying: “I’m so thrilled to bits that enough people voted.

I’m very, very privileged to receive this and thank you everyone for voting.

“There are some great names on there and it’s scary to think that mine name is on there with them.

“It doesn’t feel right but I’m very, very pleased.”

The 26-year-old recently signed a new contract that will see him remain with his home-town region, with an option through until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Biggar, who signed his initial national dual contract back in March 2015, has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal to become the first of the 17 contracted players to re-sign.



Meanwhile, Rugby Union legend Sir Gareth Edwards was given the Lifetime Achievement (Elite) award.

The former rugby union player who played scrum-half and has been described by the BBC as “arguably the greatest player ever to don a Welsh jersey”

He was capped 53 times for the men in red, scoring 88 points while also winning 10 British Lions caps.

 

 

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