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Biggar full of admiration for Sexton

01st February 2013 08:56


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Praise: Dan Biggar

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar has praised opposite number Jonathan Sexton before facing Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday.

The Osprey has been recalled to the starting XV for the first time since defeat against Samoa last November, but is ready for the "real challenge" of taking on the France-bound Sexton in the Six Nations opener this weekend.

"I could sit here all day and say how good a player Sexton is," said Biggar.

"I am really looking forward to going up against him. I have played against him many times, and he's right up there on top of his game at the minute.

"It is a real challenge and privilege to play against him when he's playing as well as he is.

"He is a great player and he has got great players around him, which is always nice for a 10. It makes your job easier when you have got centres like (Gordon) D'Arcy and (Brian) O'Driscoll outside you.

"But we have got a pretty good back line with the likes of Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies. They have got pedigree as well. It's exciting.

"We had a poor autumn - there is no hiding away from it. But this is a new campaign with new strategies in place, and it's something we are looking forward to.

"We have got to do the simple things well. International rugby is about doing that, about making your set-piece and ensuring your kicking game and defence is in order.

"You get those three things right, and you stand a good chance of winning games of rugby."

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