Cardiff keen to continue revival

Date published: December 5 2015

The Cardiff Blues, who have registered just two victories this season, beliveve the 20-16 win against Connacht on Friday could spark a reversal of fortunes for the remainder of the campaign.

Prior to Friday's fixture, Connacht had only been beaten once this season, which merely highlights the significance of what the Blues managed to achieve this week.

Cardiff coach Danny Wilson is as positive as anybody about his team's prospects of salvaging something from this campaign.

"Hopefully it's given us a springboard to build some confidence," he said.

Wilson acknowledges that his players had to produce a courageous performance just to secure the victory on Sunday. For that alone, he thinks they deserve considerable credit for their efforts.

"I'm relieved after the last seven minutes of that game, but pleased with a big effort form the players to beat the league leaders," added Wilson.

One of the critical factors throughout the current campaign has been that the Blues have not played a tremendous amount of rugby at home.

"It's only our third home game of the season and people forget that and we've had two wins at home and a loss to Glasgow," said Wilson.

"We've talked about building that home record and if we are ever to give ourselves a chance to get where we want to be we have got to be winning at home.

"I want the boys to have a beer and get that winning feeling back.

"Winning pulls the squad together. It's not coming to work on a Monday on the back of another loss because that can get negative.

"We can gel from this win – pull together and get close and enjoy it. When you get the win you cherish it and build on it."