‘I cherish every moment’ – Webb

Date published: March 17 2017

A rejuvenated Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is determined to end their Six Nations on a high note against France this Saturday.

Webb was man-of-the-match against Ireland last week in Cardiff and after returning from injury, he admits he's loving his rugby at present.

"I've just got back fit and it's a case of not looking too far ahead," he told the WRU website ahead of the clash at the Stade de France.

"Playing for the Ospreys and Wales means I just cherish every moment of wearing the jersey. A lot of legends have worn the red jersey, and I want to emulate them.

"I give my best in every game I play, respect the jersey, and give 100 per cent. I just go out there with a big smile on my face and enjoy it. That's the way I was brought up.

"My father used to say whoever you are, go out there and just enjoy it. That's the message I pass on to my boy now with his rugby. When you do that, good things happen."

Looking ahead to Saturday's showdown, Webb singled out number eight Louis Picamoles as a player they must keep an eye on in Paris.

"He is a massive player for them, a guy we need to shut down early," he said. "We have fronted up against these big guys during the tournament, Nathan Hughes and others.

"We are expecting him to come at us, carry hard, but hopefully we can stop him at the gain line, stop his momentum, and put in another brutal performance."

Those who view the game as a dead rubber in the Championship must reevaluate their thinking as a top four spot in the World Rankings is on the line, something that Webb is eager to take ahead of the World Cup draw.

"Going fourth is not something that we will be looking at too much as players and after a good performance against a strong Ireland team, we know it's going to be a difficult task out in France," he added.

"I enjoy playing over there, but whatever happens after that will be happy days."

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