Biggar targets title

Date published: March 17 2015

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Dan Biggar admits it would be one of Wales' greatest achievements if they can claim a third Six Nations title in four years on Saturday.

Just as they did two years ago, Wales lost the opening game of the Six Nations, on home soil, but have responded with three straight wins, including last week's 23-16 success against Ireland.

That leaves them in a three-way tie on three wins heading into the final weekend, when they will travel to Italy to face the Azzurri.

Currently on 22, they have the worst points difference as it stands, but could put the pressure on Ireland ( 33) and England ( 37) with a big win in Rome.

And while Biggar admits the Welsh are still recovering from the defensive effort in Cardiff, he's confident Wales can kick on in Italy.

"It was almost as though it wasn't a winning dressing room after the game because the boys put so much effort in. We were all pretty knackered," said Biggar.

"But the camp is hugely satisfied with that victory and when we analyse it, the fight and the spirit we showed will be clear for everybody to see. Now we've given ourselves a fighting chance to go out to Rome and win the title again.

"If we can win it, from everybody writing us off that first weekend, it will be one of this team's best achievements.

"Hopefully, we can win in Italy and other results will go our way – maybe Scotland can do us a favour at home to Ireland and France against England at Twickenham.

"We know we have to score some points in Italy, but it's all on. The win over the Irish has given us a chance of the title.

"We knew Ireland were going to come back and have their moments, although we didn't think they would have so many. We probably gave Ireland a couple of soft penalties and just allowed them to stick in the game.

"Our defence was excellent but we conceded some penalties which allowed them some territory and shots at goal. Otherwise, we couldn't have asked for much more, it was a huge performance from everybody."

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