Dan Biggar: Grieving British and Irish Lions fly-half eyes Take a look at begin in South Africa

Dan Biggar


Venue: Cape Town Stadium Date: Saturday, 24 July Kick-off: 17:00 BST
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Dan Biggar’s earliest memories of watching the British and Irish Lions are still vivid. Saturday mornings spent at home with his mother Liz, eating breakfast as Brian O’Driscoll and Co ran Australia ragged at the Gabba.

Biggar’s mum was his biggest fan. From that summer of 2001 together on the sofa to his stellar career as a 92-cap Wales fly-half, she was always there for him.

When Liz was taken to hospital earlier this year and her son was named in the Lions squad for their tour of South Africa, she told him to go, whatever happened.

Liz died in May. After her funeral the following month, Biggar took his mother’s advice and travelled to South Africa, where he will discover this week if he is to make his first Test appearance for the Lions when they face the Springboks in Saturday’s series opener.

The 31-year-old is favourite to wear the number 10…