Dominic Day wary of ‘difficult’ Cardiff Blues challenge

Date published: December 7 2018

Dominic Day says Welsh Rugby is ‘definitely in a good place’ and expects Cardiff Blues to show a lot of attacking intent when they visit Allianz Park on Sunday.

The three-time capped Wales international, who also threw discus for his country in his teens, started his rugby career at the Scarlets before moving on from west Wales.

The Llanelli outfit have since won the PRO14 while Blues were victorious in last season’s Challenge Cup and Day admits although their style is good to watch, Saracens will need to be on the ball.

“A lot of the regions have taken some stick for underperforming,” the lock said.

“Cardiff Blues won the Challenge Cup last year which is awesome and Scarlets won the league the year before so things are definitely on the up. Wales have won nine or 10 games on the bounce now which is good going into a World Cup year so it’s exciting.”

He added: “Cardiff are going to be difficult to play, they have a nice attacking style of rugby which is always good to watch so it’s something we have to be really wary of.

“They have some big ball carriers in Nick Williams and Samu Manoa and a couple of others. We’ll do our bit and prepare as well as we can to get a good result.”

Day is currently balancing his professional life with newfound fatherhood roles and a business, fourfive cbd, he has set up with teammate George Kruis.

The past six weeks the 33-year-old has featured regularly for the Men in Black and is really enjoying his rugby.

“It’s been awesome. I’ve probably enjoyed my rugby more now as I’ve been injury free and I’ve been able to get out there, train every day, play on the weekends and I’m just really enjoying it.

“It always helps when you’re winning! We’ve had some really close games and to come through them and win them, sometimes in the last few minutes, has been a really awesome experience and we’ve really grown as a group.”