Roberts urges Blues to bounce back

Guinness PRO12 Editor

23 Dec 2010


Jamie Roberts has urged the Cardiff Blues to come out firing on all cylinders in the Magners League after their European hopes were dashed.

The Blues went down to an agonising defeat against Northampton last weekend to end their Heineken Cup dreams.

But Roberts, who made his comeback in the loss, reckons the Blues must bounce back with the resumption of Magners League action.

"Our focus switches to the Magners League now and it is important we bounce back in that competition," said Roberts.

"It is a huge period for Welsh rugby teams and fans watching the regional teams go head-to-head over the Christmas period.
"We have to come out all guns blazing, starting with the trip to Rodney Parade."

It is a crucial period in the Magners League with crunch local derbies in a busy festive period. First up for the third-placed Blues is the trip to Rodney Parade to take on Newport Gwent Dragons on December 27, before welcoming the Ospreys to the Cardiff City Stadium for a New Years Eve showdown.


O’Connor looking for European response from Ulster

Alan O’Connor is hoping he and his Ulster team-mates can give a better account of themselves on the European stage when Exeter Chiefs come to town on Saturday. Ulster’s European adventure this season got off to a disappointing start as the Guinness PRO12 leaders were downed 28-13 by Bordeaux Bègles on Sunday. But the Ulstermen […]