Williams relishing Judgement Day

Date published: April 10 2017

Cardiff Blues scrum-half Lloyd Williams has issued a rallying cry to his side ahead of their clash with the Ospreys at Principality Stadium.

On the back of a 24-24 draw at Ulster, the Blues can enter this week’s game in good spirits as they look to end the campaign strongly.

“We can take a lot of positives from Ulster,” the Welsh international scrum-half told Cardiff Blues website after last week’s draw. “There are still areas we would like to improve on – both teams spilled the ball a bit too much in each other’s 22 and that cost us in the end.

“But it’s important now that we take the positives and just tweak a few things for next week and I’m looking forward to a massive game in the stadium.”

Sam Warburton and Rey Lee-Lo (2) scored Cardiff Blues’ tries at Kingspan Stadium and Williams was enthused by that showing in Belfast.

“At times this season we’ve gone away from it but against Ulster we were on the money and a decision either way cost us the game,” he added.

“We’ve always had our intentions in attack but for one reason or another we haven’t been able to deliver on it some weeks.

“We’ve shown what we can do throughout the season in attack and I think our principles are in place to go and do that.

“What we’ve spoken a lot about is defence because our attack takes care of itself – it’s our defence that needs to improve.

“Most teams are always trying to get their defence better, but I thought it was nice night for it (against Ulster) and hopefully the spectators enjoyed it.”