Dan Biggar has joined French club Toulon with immediate effect at the fly half’s request. Check out his salary and contract in this article.
Dan Biggar : Fly half | Salary | Contract | How old is
Daniel Biggar is a Welsh rugby union player currently playing for French Top 14 side Toulon as a fly-half.
|Birth name||Daniel Rhys Biggar|
|Date of birth||October 16, 1989|
|Place of birth||Morriston, Swansea, Wales|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb)|
|School||Gowerton Comprehensive School|
A Wales international, Biggar has also twice been selected to tour with the British and Irish Lions.
Biggar featured in the Premiership in the white of Swansea RFC. He made his Ospreys debut as an 18-year old at the Millennium Stadium, coming off the bench late on in an EDF Energy Cup semi-final win over Saracens.
On 12 September 2008, Biggar made his first Ospreys start in a Magners League game against Glasgow Warriors.
Dan Biggar fly half
Northampton’s Dan Biggar has joined French club Toulon with immediate effect at the fly-half’s request.
Wales international Biggar had already announced he would be leaving Saints at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old made the last of his 69 Northampton appearances in their league win against Wasps in early October.
“I never envisaged leaving Saints midway through the season, but this opportunity came around very quickly,” Biggar said.
“I made my decision with a long-term view in mind for my family.”
Saints chief executive Mark Darbon said Biggar, who he described as a “world-class player” and “one of the nicest blokes you could meet”, leaves with the club’s “very best wishes”.
“Given the circumstances – with Dan’s contract ending at the end of the season, his availability for the rest of the current campaign, the multi-year offer to Dan from Toulon which was contingent on him moving immediately, and the quality of the up-and-coming fly-halves already at the club – we wanted to be pragmatic when Dan approached us,” Darbon said.
Biggar’s immediate departure from Franklin’s Gardens leaves Fin Smith, who recently signed from Worcester Warriors, James Grayson and Matthew Arden as front-line fly-halves, with full-back George Furbank also filling in at 10 in the past.
Biggar completed his medical with the French side this week and now follows in the footsteps of fellow Welsh players Gavin Henson, Leigh Halfpenny and Gethin Jenkins.
Dan Biggar’s salary is currently about £600K at Northampton Saints. This is five times the average Premiership salary.
Biggar’s latest contract runs until mid-2022. He is in the final phase of his career but is first choice flyhalf for Wales. This gives him a strong hand for an extension.
To put his age into context, Biggar was born in 1989. He is older than Owen Farrell and George Ford.
The average retirement age of flyhalves in the Premiership is about thirty-three. This means that Biggar is entering the final phase of an excellent career.
Dan Biggar contract
Toulon have officially confirmed their capture of Wales skipper Dan Biggar until the end of the season, the French club and Northampton both releasing stories simultaneously explaining that the seasoned out-half had exited Franklin’s Gardens with immediate effect.
Pictured on the Toulon website holding the French club’s jersey, a statement read: “The Rugby Club Toulonnais formalises the arrival of the international and captain of Wales, Dan Biggar.
The out-half commits with RC Toulon from this month of November until the end of the season.
“Present a few days ago at the RCT campus, Dan Biggar and the club finalised the final details of his move. The player passed all his medical examinations before officially initialing his contract.
“He has already joined the selection of Wales, which he will accompany during the November Test matches. Dan Biggar will be available and back in Toulon at the end of this international window and will be able to apply as soon as his current knee injury has recovered.”
How old is
Born in Morriston, Swansea, Biggar came through the Ospreys development pathway, having attended Gowerton Comprehensive School in Swansea. Biggar played his club rugby at Gorseinon RFC.
As of 2022, He is 33 years old.
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