We'll try to test Exeter out wide says Biggar
The Rugby Paper|September 13, 2020
We'll try to test Exeter out wide says Biggar
DAN BIGGAR says Northampton won’t die wondering against Exeter in Sunday’s all-English Champions Cup quarter-final and admits it’s time the Saints got the better of the Chiefs.

The two sides have experienced contrasting fortunes since rugby returned from lockdown with Exeter runaway Premiership leaders and still on for a domestic and European double.

Biggar’s Saints have won just once since the restart and have fallen away badly, but only three points separated the two sides when they last met at the start of this month.

Still, Exeter hammered Chris Boyd’s men 57-7 at Sandy Park in February and were 42-12 home winners in last season’s Premiership play-off.

Asked if Northampton owe Exeter one, Biggar told The Rugby Paper: “Yes, exactly. They’re a very tough side. The game where we qualified to play them in a quarter-final seems like forever ago.

“We’re going to go down there and enjoy it. We’re not going to go down to Exeter and grind out a result.

“We’re going to have to play some rugby and test them out wide which is our game.

“We’ll see where we go from there. That’s what we’re going to do and it’s just great coming into the business end of the season that we’re right in the mix with a Champions Cup quarter-final.”


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September 13, 2020