Fly-half Dan Biggar promised Ospreys fans they are going to see a new, more attacking side to him when the RaboDirect PRO12 season kicks off on Friday night.
The 21-year-old missed out on a place in Wales’ World Cup squad but has vowed to bounce back stronger this season which the Ospreys kick off by hosting Leinster at the Liberty Stadium.
There has been a perception surrounding Biggar that he is over reliant on his boot compared to the multi-faceted talents of James Hook – his previous rival for the No.10 shirt at the Liberty Stadium.
But Biggar, who finished last season as the league’s top points scorer, maintains he has plenty more strings to his bow than just a deadly boot and is willing to prove it
“I’m going to be more attacking, bring players into the game and try to get boys over in the corner for tries,” Biggar told the Western Mail.
“I’m not saying there’s a major issue with my game – and people have to understand there’s got to be a balancing act between running and kicking – but I’m looking to be as attacking as I can this season.
“The aim is get our exciting players in try-scoring positions.
“I’m looking forward to putting things into games because there’s only so much you can do in training, you want to get out there and test yourself.
“There’s two ways of doing it when you are overlooked for selection. You can either sulk away and beat yourself up or push yourself and make yourself a better player.
“I’ve chosen the latter and I think that’s the best way to do it. I’ve worked as hard as I possibly can and hopefully that will show on the pitch.”