Leinster challenge excites Hammett

Date published: January 5 2015

Cardiff Blues director of rugby Mark Hammett is relishing the challenge of taking on Guinness PRO12 champions Leinster at BT Sport Arms Park on Saturday.

On the back of an away win over the Dragons, the Blues face another tough task this weekend as the Irish side arrive after beating Ulster.

But they will enter confident after pushing Leinster hard at the RDS earlier this term, with this their last PRO12 game until February 14.

“All games are important now and we can’t hide from the fact that we are where we are in the table for a reason,” he told the Blues website.

“We are trying to build ourselves up and improve every week.

“Leinster are one of the top sides so it is going to be a challenge and a half. But, like all teams, they have strengths and weaknesses. We will concentrate on our game and see where we can try and upset them.”

He added: “When you are a team that is a bit low down in the table and are trying to build and go up then there is no such thing as an easy week.”

“We are always up against it and there can be no resting players because there are no easy games for us at the current time, that is where we are as a team.

“We have some big battles to come and we are looking forward to them.”