Dan Biggar announces shock retirement ahead of World Cup - Ruck

Dan Biggar announces shock retirement ahead of World Cup

In an unforeseen turn of events, Dan Biggar, the seasoned Welsh flyhalf, has taken the rugby world by surprise with his decision to bid adieu to international competition following Wales’ ambitious World Cup crusade.

At 33 years of age, Biggar has chosen to unveil his retirement plans exclusively through his forthcoming column in the Mail on Sunday. However, he remains committed to donning the Welsh jersey for one last hurrah on the grand stage, set for the imminent World Cup under the leadership of Warren Gatland.

The impending World Cup holds immense significance for Wales, as they find themselves pitted against formidable adversaries in the form of Australia, Georgia, Fiji, and Portugal within their group. The path to progression appears rugged, particularly in the aftermath of Fiji’s historic upset over England at the iconic Twickenham Stadium last Saturday.

A departure from the strategies of stalwarts like Alun Wyn Jones and Rhys Webb, who chose to step aside prior to Wales’ World Cup build-up, Biggar’s resolute focus will revolve around his contributions to Club Toulon post the conclusion of the global tournament.

Of noteworthy mention is the fact that his Toulon journey will intertwine with that of Jones, the Welsh icon who recently embarked on his French rugby stint subsequent to his switch from the Ospreys this summer.

Mark your calendars as Wales embark on their World Cup voyage, igniting their campaign with a clash against Fiji slated for the 10th of September.

Biggar conveyed his poignant message via X, as shared by the adept rugby correspondent Nik Simon of The Daily Mail.


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#1. Dan Cole

Planet Rugby 2/10: “Can’t get around the field effectively enough. Set-piece is pretty strong but often exposed in the loose.”

Rugby Pass 3/10: “A first start since September 2019, the question must be asked is can England afford to have him involved when he is allergic to the ball? Just a single carry in 69 minutes.”

Evening Standard 3/10: “One of England’s finest servants, but at 36 England should have moved on by now.”

Replacement: Kyle Sinckler