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Wales Captain To Leave Northampton At The End of 2022-23 Season

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Wales captain Dan Biggar will depart Northampton after five years at the club after the 2022-23 season.

The 32-year-old Biggar joined the team from the Ospreys in 2018 and will leave when his current contract expires.

The fly-half for the British and Irish Lions is unclear about his future step.

I’ve enjoyed my time at Northampton Saints, a classic rugby team filled from top to bottom with wonderful people, said Biggar.

After the World Cup in France in 2014, the Wales fly-half is expected to start a new club career.

Biggar said, “I wish I could have played more for the club.

“I’ve missed a few games over the last several years owing to international obligations, but Franklin’s Gardens is the best location to play rugby in front of a fantastic crowd.

“It has been enjoyable to witness the youthful crop of academy players evolve, develop into first-team senior professionals, and forge new connections that will last a lifetime.

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I hope we can all spectacularly end the season like last year and take a few more strides forward. There are too many talented individuals here to name them all.

Chris Boyd, the club’s previous director of rugby who departed the organization earlier this year, was singled out for particular commendation by Biggar.

Biggar said, “I can’t thank him enough for how he treated me and for giving me so many chances to represent this club.

“Saints will always have a unique place in my heart, and that goes for the club’s wonderful fans who have embraced me and given me unwavering support through both the highs and lows. It has been an honor.”

Biggar, who has started all 68 games for Northampton, has contributed to Saints’ two top-four Premiership finishes in the last four seasons.

Dan’s skill as a player is evident, according to Phil Dowson, director of rugby.

“He is a leader who cares about the group, a British and Irish Lion, and a Wales international with 100 caps.

“He enjoys being under pressure and competing. Additionally, he has a model attitude.

“There were a lot of expectations for him when he joined the Saints in 2018 when we were a team in transition.

“He has played a significant role in the team’s reconstruction.

With several leaders in the team emerging when Dan joined, “we’re now at a place where we think we should be contending at the business end of important championships.”

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