Morgan backed for big season

Date published: August 11 2016

New Cardiff Blues signing Matthew Morgan has been tipped for big things this coming season on the artificial surface of Cardiff Arms Park.

The 24-year-old, who joined the PRO12 region from Bristol, is looking for a strong term that could cement his place in the Wales team.

And according to captain Sam Warburton, playing regularly at the Arms Park could be a positive for Morgan and Cardiff Blues in 2016/17.

"I think that it [the artificial pitch] was quite a big factor in signing Matthew," openside flanker Warburton told BBC Radio Wales Sport.

"The fact that he has got some of the best feet in international rugby to be honest – I don't think there are many guys better than that – and I think he will bring that on the surface we play on.

"We scored quite a few tries last year, there weren't many teams who scored more tries than us, but he will add to that again and will definitely improve our attack."

Cardiff Blues head coach Wilson added: "He's got an X-factor and I think that X-factor suits the surface we play on.

"It's a hard track and a fast track we have here at the Arms Park and it will be very suited to Matthew and his skill-set.

"Hopefully he's going to be the danger that we are all hoping."