20 questions with ....Dan Biggar
With the Autumn Internationals taking over the nation the past few weeks, Wales' player Dan Biggar has been particularly busy of late.
However as an Oil 4 Wales ambassador, the international player has always got time for a quick chat with us.
We sat down with Dan and found out all about his love of R&B, why he can't get enough of Wagamama's, and the reason why he'd never enter I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
Do you get nervous ahead of big games?
A little bit, but as I have got older and gained more experience, not as much. I think what's going to happen will happen, the world isn't going to end if you don't play as well as you should.
Do you have any unusual pre-game rituals?
Nothing particularly strange. But I never like walking on the lines before coming on the pitch, whether it's for warm up or coming on for the anthem. I don't know why but I just never like doing it.
What is your proudest achievement?
Winning my 50th cap was a big moment. A lot of players are capable of getting a handful of caps, but getting to 50 shows consistency over a number of years. That was a particularly proud moment for me.
Have you started your Christmas shopping?
No not yet, it's been quite a busy time with the Autumn Internationals, and it has been quite busy in general for our family, so I haven't started yet.
What’s your favourite part of Christmas?
I'm really looking forward to Christmas, particularly Christmas dinner, that's my favourite part. I don't tend to worry too much about what I eat on Christmas Day, but obviously as it's 24 hours before a game I don't drink. It's just a nice time to relax. We tend to have about 12 or 13 people around on the day, so it's lovely to get everyone together and have dinner.
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
Home Alone is a classic, my wife loves Love Actually too.
What is your go-to comfort food?
Wagamama, it's on my way back from training, so that is definitely a go to for me.
What band/musician are you into at the moment?
I really like R&B music, so old school stuff like Akon or 50 Cent.
Off the field, which of the boys do you socialise with most and what do you tend to get up to?
In terms of the Ospreys I tend to see Ashley Beck off the field, we go for food or coffee together, or go to each other's houses after training. I don't tend to see too many of the boys off the field when I'm training to be honest, I try to see people from school and others.
I’m a Celebrity is back on TV, do you think you could ever go into the jungle or do reality TV?
Not in a million years! I watch it every night and I love it, but I couldn't do all the snakes. Snakes would be the thing that would rule me out of most of the trials.I would love to give it a go but I would really struggle with the snakes.
What are you currently binge watching on Netflix/TV?
I've just finished watching Power, I finished four series in about a month. I have been up in the Vale , so that has been the big one while I've been there.
What’s your favourite tipple?
Any bottled beer, like Corona or something like that.
What was the last book you read?
Rafael Nadal's autobiography.
Who is your sporting hero?
Roger Federer, I always liked watching him play. I have seen him in Wimbledon a couple of times. I'm a big tennis fan and I've been to Wimbledon a few times and loved it.
If you weren’t a rugby player, what would you be doing?
I'd be asking Colin for a job! (laughs) I'd really like to do something which didn't have a set routine, something was had variety. My friends always laugh when I say this but I'd like to be a delivery driver. It would be nice to be out and about all day.
If you could invite any three people round to dinner (dead or alive) who would they be?
Roger Federer, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Apart from rugby, what other sports do you enjoy?
I really enjoy tennis, football too, I'm a Manchester United supporter, and cricket too, especially with the Ashes on now.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I'm pretty good at table tennis. I'm definitely up there, not at an Olympic standard by any means, but I can hold my own in the team room. I've played the boys when we're on tour, when there is a table when we're on tour that's where I usually am. That's probably what I'm most comfortable doing after rugby.
Why is it great to be an ambassador for Oil 4 Wales?
The biggest thing about working with Oil 4 Wales is the support they give to communities. Most companies are all about making money, but the amount Oil 4 Wales give back to the community, for no reward at all, is great. A lot of the things they do, they don't ask for anything in return, they just want to offer their support and help local communities. It's nice to work with a brand that focuses on that.
What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Next year I am moving to Northampton, so I am looking forward to it and I'm nervous at the same time. It will be good, I'm looking forward to getting out of my comfort zone and starting something new.