Daniel Biggar is a distinguished fly-half who plays at both club level and on the international stage for Wales and the British and Irish Lions. A popular player, he also won the BBC Cymru Sports Personality of the Year Award back in 2015.
Born in Morriston, Swansea in 1989, Dan Biggar rose through the ranks with both Swansea R.F.C. and Welsh provincial side Ospreys – where, aged just 22, he was the side’s youngest player to reach 100 appearances.
He stayed with the Ospreys until 2018, before signing for Northampton Saints. With the Ospreys, he saw several honours and notable achievements as a player, with highlights including sealing the match-winning conversion in the 2012 PRO12 Grand Final, as well as several Celtic League titles and became Ospreys and the Pro 14’s record points scorer with 2203 points to his name. He continued this success with Northampton Saints, helping his side lift the Premiership Rugby Cup in 2019.
In 2022, Dan Biggar signed for French Top 14 side Toulon and the following year was part of the team which won the 2023 European Challenge Cup Final against Glasgow Warriors.
Dan Biggar made his international debut at the age of 19, having previously played at U18 level for Wales and has established himself in the number 10 jersey for more than a decade, scoring more than 500 points for his Country to date.
He was a key part of Wales’ victory in three Six Nations Championships, in 2021, 2019 and 2013, with a Grand Slam win in 2019 and Wales’ 28th title in the 2021 competition.
He has represented his Country in three World Cup tournaments 2023, 2019 and 2015, and was instrumental in getting Wales through to the quarter-finals in 2015 having taken over kicking duties from Wales’s injured first kicker, Biggar then kicked an impressive 56 points across the tournament.
In 2017, Dan Biggar was selected as part of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand and, more recently, their 2021 tour of South Africa.
Having captained his Country, Dan Biggar shares his insights on how to create successful and high-performing teams. Reflecting on those leaders who have inspired him, he talks openly about what makes a great leader and his top tips for developing high performance in teams.
Over the course of his playing career, Dan Biggar has dealt with the ups and downs of winning and losing and being selected or not. Staying resilient on and off the field has been the key to his longevity and positive mindset. Dan Biggar shares his views on how to overcome adversity and stay strong in order to maintain peak performance. Dan talks about his own journey to stay mentally resilient and continually adapt to new coaches, management, and players.
Dan Biggar has been at the top of elite sport for over a decade and talks about the ‘art’ of motivating and inspiring individuals and teams. Passionate about developing and nurturing talent, he shares his knowledge from the beginning of his playing career to the present.
Dan Biggar recently delivered an after-dinner speech to our leadership conference. Whilst I am not a particular fan of rugby, it was clear that Dan’s experiences of leadership, both as leader and being led, had relevance to the corporate world and he specifically tailored his talk to the healthcare audience he was presenting to. His inspiring talk related his experiences to our situation. I chatted to him afterwards and he seemed to have plenty of humility to go with that prodigious talent. I’d thoroughly recommend him as a highly motivating speaker.
Chris Marshall, Regional Director – Circle Health Group
I have listened to Dan speak at a recent leadership summit . He was engaging and spoke with the same level of passion that he demonstrates on the rugby field.
He gave an honest and insightful view on leadership and did so with humility.
Gareth Morris, National Finance Director of Operations – Circle Health Group