We have got to be accurate – John

Date published: September 17 2014

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Cardiff Blues attack coach Paul John wants an 80-minute performance from his charges when they face Ulster at the Arms Park this Friday.

Cardiff Blues attack coach Paul John is demanding an 80-minute showing from his men when they take on Ulster.

The Welsh region, who opened the campaign with a good win at Zebre, fell away against Glasgow in the second-half of their round two home fixture.

And John knows that consistency at the highest level will be key if they are to turn things around when the Ulstermen are facing them on Friday.

“Ulster are one of the top sides in Europe. They have massive forwards, big back runners with the ball who attack all over the park. They are a good all-round side,” he told Cardiff Blues' website.

“We have got to be accurate with the ball and our defence must stop their big runners. We need to have an appetite to keep working for 80 minutes.

“Our scrum was strong against Glasgow and got penalties, the line-out was solid. We have just got to use the ball better and maintain possession.

“We have got to keep momentum when we have got it. We had it against Glasgow and they had a yellow card against them. But unfortunately the momentum then swung because we gave away a few tries.

“We were pleased with the commitment and attitude. We have worked hard this week and it's a challenge we can meet. We did that at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park last year against Ulster and we want to repeat that.”

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