Burnell looking to bounce back from Munster

Guinness PRO12 Editor

29 Sep 2011


Having narrowly lost last weekend, the Blues will be looking to bounce back against Glasgow this Saturday, 6.30pm kick off

The Blues have recorded back to back losses in the RaboDirect PRO12, to Ulster and Munster, but can take encouragement from the fact that they have won their last eight encounters with Scottish opponents in all competitions.

Speaking ahead of the match Cardiff Blues forwards coach Justin Burnell said:

“We have to bounce back from the last two matches.”

“We let ourselves down in Ulster, tactically and maybe a bit on selection, and last Friday we faced Munster.”

“They had physically smashed every team and only conceded one try and maybe our indiscipline lost us the game.”

“We can all moan about disallowed tries and yellow cards but that won’t change things.”

“We conceded 6 kickable kicks, and Keatley, in fairness, stepped up. The contact area was good for us and we turned them over.”

The Blues have won their last three encounters with Glasgow, but the Scotsmen did record a win at Cardiff City Stadium in October 2009. Burnell has confidence in the youngsters that have progressed well so far this season, and is looking to for them to put in a big performance against Glasgow this Saturday.

“We have the utmost trust in the young players we selected against Munster and we think they are repaying us,” added Burnell.

“We have quite exciting athletes coming through now such as Dan Fish, Alex Cuthbert, Lewis Jones and Thomas Young and it’s great to see.”

“The youngsters may have learnt the hard way from the Munster match but with these players, it’s a case of learn from your mistakes and try to do better.”

Tickets for the Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors match are available online at or by calling the Ticket Office on 0845 345 1400 starting from £17 for seniors in the unreserved area.

To launch the 2011-2012 Regional Schools Scheme the Blues will be hosting their Regional Schools Day, where schools from across the region can attend the match for free.

• All junior schools within the Blues region are able to request up to 40 complimentary tickets
• All Secondary schools can request up to 80 complimentary tickets
• Extra tickets can be purchased at the discounted schools price- £2 per student ticket

For further information on the scheme please email


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