Dan Biggar: Wales captain revels in ‘huge achievement’ against South Africa and hails Gareth Anscombe after match-winning kick

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Captain Dan Biggar was full of praise for his side after they became the first Wales team to beat the Springboks on South African soil on Saturday.

After 58 years waiting and at the 12th attempt, the Welsh got the job done as a late converted score saw them overcome the reigning world champions.

Their 13-12 triumph in Bloemfontein means the series will go down to a decider in Cape Town next weekend, with fly-half Biggar delighted for his side.

“We have earnt the right to enjoy this victory because it is a huge achievement,” Biggar said.

“There have been some very, very good Wales teams to have come here and been sent packing. We are a really tight-knit group, and everyone deserves a pat on the back.

“I mentioned before the game in my speech (to the players) that it was an easy job to be captain of this team because we have got a great group of guys who will roll their sleeves up and work their socks off.”

Character from Anscombe

On Gareth Anscombe’s game-winning conversion of Josh Adams’ try, Biggar added: “It was absolute character from him.

“I thought he was excellent when he went on, and from the minute it left his boot it looked good, so huge bottle from him and a huge effort.

“I am really pleased for him because he has had a difficult couple of years with injury. I am really proud of him, and Sam Wainwright on debut against a front-row full of World Cup winners, it was exceptional from him.”

The influential Biggar now faces a race against time to be fit for the third Test against the Springboks after he left the field with a shoulder injury.

“I am a bit sore, so we will see how it pulls up tomorrow, but the last two minutes made it a little bit better,” he said.

“I will be desperate to be involved next Saturday. Hopefully, it is just a bang and nothing more.”

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