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Cardiff keen to bolster their ranks

24th November 2013 11:33

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Cardiff Blues boss Phil Davies

Phil Davies: Looking at new players

Cardiff Blues boss Phil Davies revealed he is hopeful of bringing in some new faces in the coming weeks after Saturday's loss to Munster in the PRO12.

The Blues were without over 20 players for the clash at the Arms Park - through injury and international call-ups - and had revealed in the week that both Bradley Davies and Cory Allen had undergone shoulder operations.

And director of rugby Davies admitted the region were now closing in targets as they looked to boost the playing squad for the months ahead.

"We're looking to bring a couple of players in on loan if we can," he told Cardiff Blues' official website.

"We've been busy with that over the last couple of weeks so hopefully next week we can have some good news and we can bolster the squad a little bit.

"We will also have Harry (Robinson) coming back next week which will be good for us. Hopefully we will have a few additions too.

"Alex (Cuthbert) has also recovered really well and he has done well. He is up with the national side and it is encouraging with the Heineken Cup around the corner.

"We need some cover in the back line and we need some front five cover with Bradley (Davies) and Lou (Reed) going down," he added.

"We need some quality to put in there and that is what we have looked at. Hopefully we will get that by the middle of next week."

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