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Dan Biggar Has 3D Printing To Thank For Keeping Him On Top Of His Game

It’s all about routine, isn’t it?

Every out-half in the world will have their own technique and routine when it comes to kicking – how many steps to take, how many times to look at the post before kicking, body posture – it’s all about finding what works for you and sticking to it.

One part of the puzzle which may go unnoticed is the use of a kicking tee. Most players will have their preferred tee to use but Dan Biggar takes that to a whole new level when he revealed that he has been using the same kicking tee for the last 15 years.

He has been using the same tee since he was a teenager and unfortunately for Biggar, that tee met its demise when it fell apart recently after so much use.

“I’m not particularly sentimental, it’s more about routine, habit, and feeling familiar. Whenever I’ve used another tee, it’s never felt quite the same,” Biggar told WalesOnline.

“My original tee treated me pretty well over the course of my career….”

Thankfully, Biggar has the help of some people at Cardiff University who will create an exact replica of his old tee using 3D printing technology.

“The last thing I want to do is change tee and for me to have a bad psychological effect or anything like that. I could never quite find a replica like it once it was unusable, so fair play to the guys from Cardiff University.

“They’ve been absolutely brilliant and moulded a new one using 3D technology which is really impressive. It has the same marks and indentations. It’s the same material as well and I’m really, really grateful to them.

“It’s been brilliant and hopefully these can see me through to the end of my career. They’re making a few spares for me just in case I leave it on a plane or in a stadium somewhere.”

Biggar will be bringing those tees to Franklin’s Gardens next season when he starts a new chapter of his career at the Northampton Saints.


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Author: Sean McMahon

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