Dan Biggar is looking forward to the tour to South Africa
Wales fly-half Dan Biggar admits he's eyeing a key role on the tour to South Africa this summer.
Biggar, who started Wales' record-breaking 51-3 victory over Scotland in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations, is likely to be a key figure for coach Warren Gatland.
Rhys Priestland's knee injury makes him a doubt, so Biggar is almost certain to be one of Gatland's 31-man squad who face two Tests in South Africa in June.
And Biggar is hoping to take his club form with Ospreys into the clashes against the Springboks.
"It looks a great tour," he said. "Hopefully I can get myself on it and try and play a few minutes out there - I'm looking forward to that.
"You have to be professional and switch in from club to country almost instantaneously. It's all about trying to keep momentum going. I have had a reasonably good year and hopefully I can keep it there going into the Tests and enjoy the tour."
Priestland was selected ahead of Biggar for the opening four games of Wales' 2014 RBS 6 Nations campaign.
But the 24-year-old says hard work got him back in the reckoning.
"Dealing with the good times is easy, it's all about how you deal with set-backs and disappointments," he added.
"My motto has always been 'it's out of your control, someone else is picking the side'.
"All you can do is knuckle down, do as much work as you can and try to prove people wrong or just keep doing your best and that's all I've done really.
"I haven't got carried away worrying about [whether it] is the end of the world if I don't get picked for the Lions or picked for Wales.
"It's just about working as hard as possible that's always been my motto - certainly not to sulk and feel sorry for myself for days and days.
"Get up and do something about it, rather than the opposite of that."
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