Cardiff not there yet – Roberts

Guinness PRO12 Editor

10 Dec 2011


Cardiff centre Jamie Roberts insists the Blues still have it all to do despite extending their unbeaten start to the Heineken Cup with a 25-8 win over Edinburgh.

The Blues bounced back in style from last week’s record RaboDirect PRO12 52-9 trouncing at the hands of Leinster to end Edinburgh’s four-game unbeaten run.

Dan Parks was the difference between the sides contributing 20 points while new Welsh international winger Alex Cuthbert scored the home side’s only try.

Edinburgh could only manage a try from Lee Jones in addition to a Greig Laidlaw penalty.

The two sides meet again at Murrayfield next week and Roberts admits there is work to be done before the return fixture.

“Our attack was quite lacklustre at times and something we need to have a look at,” said Roberts.

“Our defence was outstanding. Our defence won us the game tonight, it pulled us through.

“We have a habit of turning quick ball into slow ball, which is not the way we want to do it and we'll have to pick ourselves up as we'll face a completely different Edinburgh team at home.

“They will be under pressure to win so they'll be a different animal.

“Only half of the job is done.

“In these back-to-back games, you have got to win at home first and go away to repeat that.

“We want to go into round five and six of the Heineken Cup with our destiny in our own hands so we want four wins from four.”


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