Williams arrival excites Jenkins

Date published: April 19 2016

Cardiff Blues openside flanker Ellis Jenkins is positive over the future of the region, especially with Nick Williams arriving next season.

The Blues beat the Dragons last weekend to make it four consecutive wins and eight triumphs from twelve matches since the turn of the year.

And with Williams arriving from Ulster in the off-season, the 22-year-old Welshman is adamant that things are looking up at the Arms Park.

"There are big names coming in and big potential for our squad. With the players we have, take Dan Fish for example who has really come into his own this year, hopefully we can start to build a squad that is really competitive," Jenkins revealed to Cardiff Blues' website.

"Nick Williams – It will be a lot better playing with him rather than against him. He was the PRO12 player of the year a few times and when you play Ulster he is always the player you look at and need to contain.

"It will be nice to have him doing his thing for us rather than against us."

He added on the team's recent good form: "We have shown in patches what we can do, we have beaten Ulster, Munster, Scarlets and Connacht, and all of these teams have been top two or three when we've done it.

"On the flip side we have gone to teams at the other end of the table and lost so that's the real improvement we need to make, being able to perform consistently.

"As the season's gone on we've done that more and with the players we have coming in hopefully we can really get back to where Cardiff Blues should be in the league.

"From a fan's point of view in any sport it can be tough and you have to sympathise with them. They are paying money to watch and sometimes the product they pay for isn't good enough – especially when you're supporting a team that's not performing to where you are used to.

"But lots of our fans have stayed and there's been a lot of talk that everyone is looking forward to next year.

"Success on the field is the only and best way to bring fans in and hopefully we can do our bit."