Garry Ringrose sends message to all Six Nations No10s by destroying Dan Biggar
By Rugby Onslaught

Garry Ringrose sends message to all Six Nations No10s by destroying Dan Biggar

There is no better time to tackle a fly-half than when they are just in the process of passing (or ideally just after they have passed it as long as the tackle is legal). It is the moment where they are at their weakest, and it makes for some pretty big hits.

Take Garry Ringrose’s tackle on Dan Biggar at the weekend- textbook marmalisation of a No10. The Ireland outside centre waited for the moment the ball had just left the Wales fly-half’s hands at the Principality Stadium. This came early in the second half, and only added insult to injury for Biggar, whose side were already trailing 27-3 after a first half where he had thrown an interception pass.

The hit was so perfectly timed that Biggar was left winded on the floor, but eventually got back to his feet to carry on playing.

Take a look at the tackle:

Despite the sizeable 34-10 winning margin to the visitors in the first round of the Guinness Six Nations, Wales head coach Warren Gatland took a number of positives from the match, where Wales did have plenty of chances to score, particularly in the second half.

“We created a number of chances but we weren’t clinical enough to finish them,” he said.

“There were definitely some good moments. We made some nice breaks and I thought we had some really good momentum in the (Ireland) 22, but just didn’t come away with those points.

“At the end of the game, I said in my head that I actually wasn’t that disappointed with our performance. In the past, we’ve been able to work hard and fix things.

“The discipline and soft penalties cost us.

“I think there were about 16 penalties (in total), which just isn’t good enough. You need to get that down to under 10 in international rugby.”