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Davies delighted with victory

19th January 2013 20:33

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Phil Davies in suit

Relieved: Phil Davies

Cardiff Blues boss Phil Davies was delighted with his team after they broke their Heineken Cup duck with victory over Sale.

The Welshmen had lost five out of five in a dismal campaign, but won the battle of the Pool Six also-rans with tries from man of the match Lloyd Williams and replacement Michael Paterson, as well as 16 points from full-back Leigh Halfpenny.

"It was very important to get the victory," said Davies.

"It's not very pleasant losing six games in the Heineken, I can tell you.

"That was good today. We got the result and we haven't finished bottom of the table, which is just reward for all the hard work we've put in.

"We've played some good rugby during the first five games and not had many rewards for it. That was a pleasing way to finish.

"I felt we played some good rugby in the first half, but we did not quite get that last pass away to score.

"We said at half-time if we continued playing with a bit of patience we could break them."

Sale coach Bryan Redpath added: "We had our opportunities. We had loads and loads of pressure and the chances to win."

"But there were a couple of defensive errors we lapsed on and gifted 12 to 15 points for them."

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