International fly-half Dan Biggar has urged his fellow countrymen to leave Wales in order to ‘test themselves’ in other countries, the BBC report.
Biggar, who ended his 11 year association with Ospreys by joining Northampton Saints at the end of last season, has won more than 60 Test caps for his country so can still represent Wales when applying his club trade in England.
However, Biggar’s former Ospreys and Wales team-mate Rhys Webb cannot represent his country while with French side Toulon, as the half-back only has 33 Test caps.
Despite the issue of representing Wales at international level and playing for a club side out of their home country, Biggar has urged his national team-mates to step outside and test themselves in another country.
My situation is I’ve got enough caps to play outside Wales and be considered for selection.
Boys have got to decide what’s more important to them, but for me, I’ve really enjoyed taking that plunge outside Wales.
It’s been a really good start and I think I’d advise a lot more players to sort of test themselves outside Wales as well because Wales is such a goldfish bowl.
Biggar, who has also represented the British and Irish Lions, recently played a part in Saints’ 26-13 pre-season friendly win over his former side Ospreys in Bridgend.