Davies hails 'magnificent' Blues

Sat, 07 Dec 2013 10:03
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Phil Davies praised a “magnificent” performance from his Cardiff Blues as they defeated Glasgow Warriors 29-20 in a thrilling European Cup clash on Friday.

Director of Rugby Phil Davies praised a “magnificent” performance from his Cardiff Blues as they defeated Glasgow Warriors 29-20 in a thrilling European Cup clash at the Arms Park on Friday.

A first half try from man of the match Rhys Patchell gave Blues a lead they would never lose, despite a brave comeback from the high-flying Scots.

Wing Alex Cuthbert tore over for a second score to secure the victory on home soil as Blues moved to the top of Pool Two.

And Davies was delighted as Blues backed up the win over Toulon and ensured their European bid remained on course.

"From one to 15, I thought we were magnificent. It's a big win for us because of the way we played. Glasgow are a tough side so it is pleasing to put together such a comprehensive performance together," he said.

"Tonight's game was great credit to the players. We've worked hard the last four or five weeks and we are seeing the fruits of that labour now.

"It is great credit to the boys who came in, but also those that have been playing week in and week out.

"To play like we did for the majority of the first half and the desire we showed in the second half, although we were scruffy at times, was fantastic. It keeps us in the group which is terrific.

"We are trying to develop a squad that can play whatever the changes," he added. "We have a system that will hopefully deliver good results for us. That is what tonight is all about, the desire to deliver what we have talked about.

"I'm not comparing it to Toulon. But it is a step forward for us and it keeps us in the group. We have a tough, tough game next week, but the pleasing think is they [Glasgow] didn't get a bonus point.

"We have had two games in Europe at home against two quality teams and have acquitted ourselves well and got two good results. But there is a long way to go yet."

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Fri, 27 November 2015
Leinster v Ulster 19h35 RDS Arena
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 Ascoli Piceno
Edinburgh v Dragons 19h35 BT Murrayfield
Northampton Saints v Gloucester 19h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 28 November 2015
Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 15h00 Sandy Park
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Saracens v Worcester Warriors 15h15 Twickenham
Munster v Connacht 17h15 Thomond Park
London Irish v Wasps 17h30 Twickenham
Sun, 29 November 2015
Scarlets v Zebre 14h30 Parc y Scarlets
Leicester Tigers v Bath 15h00 Welford Road
Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 2 2 0 0 9
Toulouse 2 1 0 1 4
Oyonnax 1 0 0 1 1
Ulster 1 0 0 1 0
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Ospreys 2 1 0 1 6
Clermont Auvergne 1 1 0 0 5
Exeter Chiefs 2 1 0 1 5
Bordeaux 1 0 0 1 0
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Northampton Saints 2 2 0 0 8
Racing Metro 1 1 0 0 5
Scarlets 2 0 0 2 1
Glasgow Warriors 1 0 0 1 0
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Leicester Tigers 2 2 0 0 10
Munster 1 1 0 0 5
Stade Francais 1 0 0 1 0
Treviso 2 0 0 2 0
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 2 2 0 0 9
Bath 1 1 0 0 4
Leinster 2 0 0 2 1
Toulon 1 0 0 1 0