Blues targeting top six

Date published: March 26 2016

The 56-8 victory for Cardiff Blues over Treviso on Friday saw them leap into seventh position on the PRO12 table.

Blues outscored their Italian opposition with eight tries to one to secure a bonus point win at Cardiff Arms Park.

Head coach Danny Wilson now wants his side to finish in the top six and admits that this goal is very much still on track.

The former Scarlets assistant coach said that each week will be approached individually, keeping the dream of a top six finish in mind.

"Our objective is to get in that top six and we still have a sniff," Wilson told the region's website.

"After today we jump into seventh, depending on how results go this weekend we will see where we are.

"From where the season started to where it is going now, we have momentum and are going into a series of games that we will want to win to give us a top six finish."

Even though they won convincingly, Wilson concedes that the team will be selected based on their oppositon each week. 

"We picked a team tonight to face this opposition," he added.

"Depending on who we play we can pick different combinations and styles of play. Against Treviso it was about picking an athletic team to get around the field and it worked."

Blues have three games – Scarlets, Dragons and Edinburgh – remaining before the playoffs start later in May. 

"It's an exciting time with the derbies coming up," Wilson added. 

"It's the games we all want to be involved in and the ones that attract the big crowds.

"It would be fantastic for us to do the double over the Scarlets, but I am under no illusions how difficult it is to go to Parc y Scarlets having been there as a home coach and knowing how passionate they are.

"We will take each games as it comes starting with the Scarlets. If we get a win there it gives us a massive opportunity."