Navidi wants big finale from Blues

Date published: May 13 2015

Cardiff Blues back-row Josh Navidi is determined to leave the team's supporters smiling after their final match of the season against Zebre.

Italian side Zebre will arrive in the Welsh capital looking for a victory that could yet propel them over Treviso and into the top tier of European competition.

But for Navidi there's plenty of motivation for the Blues, with a number of players set to make their final appearance for the region at the Arms Park on Saturday.

"It's the final day for some players and others are retiring so there will be plenty of emotion out there," he told Cardiff Blues' website ahead of the home match.

"Hopefully we can get the win and sign-off properly.

"The fans have been right behind us all year and we thank them for that. They have been fantastic and we want to put a smile on their faces.

"It's been a difficult and long year for us. Nobody is hiding from that. A lot has happened but hopefully we can finish on a positive," he added.

"Whoever takes the top job will have three years and stability; that is encouraging to hear. We want to improve the region, I feel we are on the edge of it and we need to start getting some performances going.

"Zebre have got a lot to play for – we are well aware of that. They are chasing a place in the top European competition so will have plenty of motivation.

"They want to overtake Treviso, but it's a home game for us and the last game of the season. We have plenty to play for and will come out firing."