The real reason Dan Biggar has learned French has been exposed
By Rugby Onslaught

The real reason Dan Biggar has learned French has been exposed

Since making the move to Toulon in November from the Northampton Saints, Wales captain Dan Biggar’s French has come on leaps and bounds.

Now the obvious reason why he has learned French is because he now lives in France, so he needs to communicate with his teammates, coaches and fans. But there is another reason, which actually makes a lot more sense. How on Earth would he be able to argue with referees if he doesn’t even speak the same language as them?

Biggar is on the Mount Rushmore of whiny fly-halves, and alongside Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell he has formed a triumvirate of insufferable No10s for refs over the last decade. Admittedly, he has calmed down much more than the other two in recent years, but his tendency to gesticulate and shout at the officials is still there. One only has to watch Toulon’s recent encounter with Bayonne to see that.

In what was a truly bizarre few minutes of rugby, where Toulon, under the impression that they had a penalty advantage from a scrum, produced two through-the-legs passes and one no-look pass before the passage of play ended with Bayonne’s Camille Lopez kicking a drop goal after collecting a loose ball. This incensed Biggar, one of the players to pass through his legs, who immediately started to protest to the referee, who was having none of it.

Fortunately for the referee’s eardrums, Toulon scored within seconds of the kick-off through Duncan Paia’aua, so all was forgotten. They did still go on to lose, however.

Take a look at the incident: