Wilson pleased with performance

Date published: November 8 2015

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson was pleased with his side's performance, despite their loss to Glasgow at the Arms Park on Saturday.

The Blues fell 35-30 in what was their sixth loss from seven games this season, leaving them in eleventh spot going into European action.

But after a disappointing defeat to Zebre in Parma last week, Wilson felt his side improved greatly against the reigning PRO12 champions.

"I wanted a better attitude and I felt I got that. I'm pleased with the response," he said, speaking to Cardiff Blues' website afterwards.

"We're all going to look at the result as a loss, but we have to look deeper than that at the moment and I saw a definite improvement in certain areas of the game.

"We were competitive right across the park, showed the right attitude and we controlled the game for most of it. But small things make a big difference at this level and lapses cost us.

"It is another defeat, but we did ask the players for a response from last week's performance and to show an improved attitude and approach to the game. We got that."

He added on their game-plan: "I felt tactically we got the game right in the conditions and in the first half used the wind to our advantage.

"In the second half we had to play a lot of rugby into the wind and keep the ball. When we went away from that, with a couple of soft kicks in the wrong areas, we fed a very strong Glasgow attack.

"They scored two late tries when we did just that and they broke the game. We went from a position of control, and looking the better team, to coming away with a loss.

"We gave a couple of soft kicks back to them; normally you would exit with better field position and longer kicks.

"We fed them then got into a negative cycle deep in our own third. Those two scores changed the game.

"To come out after half-time and play the rugby we did into the wind for half an hour, I was pleased. But against the league champions any lapses will be punished and we did and it cost us the game."