Blues like the taste of victory

Sun, 06 Jan 2013 19:13
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Cardiff Blues coach Gareth Baber hopes his side's stunning 17-6 victory over Munster can be the start of a Pro12 charge.

Cardiff Blues coach Gareth Baber hopes his side's stunning 17-6 victory over Munster can be the start of a Pro12 charge.

Robin Copeland's solo second-half try ensured Cardiff Blues clung on to the win at Musgrave Park on Saturday, spoiling Ronan O'Gara's record-breaking evening.

The fly-half became Munster's most-capped player on his 234th appearance but his chances of appearing in the Pro12 play-offs will have been hit by this defeat.

Instead it was Blues who picked up their fourth away victory of the campaign, and after a stuttering season to date Baber hopes this can prove a turning point.

"That [win] was right up there, these are the moments you work hard for , in fairness to everyone who is associated with Cardiff Blues that's exactly what we've been working for," he said.

"It's nice to come to Musgrave Park to silence the crowd and come away with the victory.

"I think we showed a bit of character, it wasn't a pretty game by any stretch and I think Munster were a little bit off their game as well, but you've got to take your chances when you can and we spotted the weaknesses in their game and took our opportunities.

"You've got to build on momentum that you create, we've talked about that a lot as a group. You'll get your hits again during the season, but it's a great leap forward for this group of players.

"They're not young players anymore, they're here for the long-term future of Cardiff Blues."

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Fri, 28 April 2017
Highlanders v Stormers 07h35 Dunedin
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 18h05 Cardiff
Edinburgh v Dragons 18h35 Myreside
Leinster v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 RDS Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors 19h00 Kingston Park
Sat, 29 April 2017
Chiefs v Sunwolves 07h35 Hamilton
Reds v Waratahs 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Force v Lions 11h55 Perth
Ospreys v Ulster 14h00 Liberty Stadium
Bath v Gloucester 14h00 Recreation Ground
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Saracens v Bristol 14h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Wasps 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Cheetahs v Crusaders 15h15 Bloemfontein
Treviso v Munster 17h05 Stadio Monigo
Kings v Rebels 17h30 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Connacht v Scarlets 18h35 Sportsground
Jaguares v Sharks 19h40 Buenos Aires
Sun, 30 April 2017
Brumbies v Blues 06h05 Canberra
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 April 2017
Clermont Auvergne v Leinster 27 | 22
Sat, 22 April 2017
Sharks v Rebels 9 | 9
Bulls v Cheetahs 20 | 14
Munster v Saracens 10 | 26
Force v Chiefs 7 | 16
Crusaders v Stormers 57 | 24
Highlanders v Sunwolves 40 | 15
Fri, 21 April 2017
Lions v Jaguares 24 | 21
Waratahs v Kings 24 | 26
Hurricanes v Brumbies 56 | 21
Mon, 17 April 2017
UP-Tuks v Maties 28 | 21
Sun, 16 April 2017
Bristol v Wasps 21 | 36
Northampton Saints v Saracens 25 | 27
Sat, 15 April 2017
Connacht v Leinster 24 | 37
Treviso v Edinburgh 21 | 6
PRO12
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Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 20 17 0 3 79
Munster 20 17 0 3 76
Scarlets 20 15 0 5 67
Ospreys 20 13 0 7 65
Ulster 20 13 1 6 64
Glasgow Warriors 20 11 0 9 57
Cardiff Blues 20 9 1 10 45
Connacht 20 9 7 11 44
Edinburgh 20 4 0 16 23
Dragons 20 4 0 16 21
Treviso 20 4 0 16 19
Zebre 20 3 0 17 18