‘We want to win Challenge Cup’: Ward

Date published: November 20 2015

Harlequins' Dave Ward wants the Premiership club to go all the way and win a fourth Challenge Cup title after they beat Cardiff Blues 25-13 on Thursday.

The hooker came on as a replacement in the unfamiliar role of flanker for captain Jack Clifford in the first-half and carried the ball an impressive 18 times before being named man of the match. 

Ward played a prominent role in Harlequins' victory as tries from Tim Visser, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Charlie Daniels and Danny Care secured all them their second successive bonus-point win. 

And Ward is determined not to let their fine start to the campaign go to waste.

"The boys were fantastic tonight, and playing alongside Nick Easter and in-front of Danny Care makes it quite easy, I just ran around and looked for the ball," he said. 

"I was just hanging around with Nick, he draws defenders in and I just tried to sneak in where there was a bit of space.

"What a dream start to the competition for us, we had an unbelievably tough game last week and to come down here to get five points just shows who strong we are as a squad at the moment. 

"We want to win this competition, make no bones about it. We're here for the long haul.

"We're looking to play with the sort of tempo we showed at the end there, we're looking to score from anywhere, whether that be our five metre line or their's. 

"You see guys like Ollie Lindsay-Hague and Tim Visser with the ball in-hand – if you give them 50 metres of space, you are not going to stop them. We see it every day on the training ground."