Cuthbert calming British Lions chatter

Guinness PRO12 Editor

11 Sep 2012


Cardiff Blues winger Alex Cuthbert insists his RaboDirect PRO12 form comes before any talk of British and Irish Lions honours next summer.

Cuthbert spent much of pre-season dealing with questions about second-season syndrome but after a try-scoring display last Friday against Edinburgh it is events beyond this term that are already being discussed.

With Cuthbert one of the finds of the Six Nations campaign last year and Wales boss Warren Gatland taking charge of the Lions it is unlikely the 22-year-old has heard the last of such Lions questions.

However after admitting new Blues boss Phil Davies has breathed new life into the club Cuthbert is only focusing on his RaboDirect PRO12 form for now.

“It’s every rugby player’s dream to play for the Lions and obviously it’s in a lot of people’s minds,” he said.

“But my main aim is just to play well for the Blues and get selected for the autumn Tests with Wales and play well then. If you play well for Wales, you never know what happens there. I don’t want to look too far forward. I just need to play well and see how it goes.

“Phil (Davies) has been a breath of fresh air. He’s brought in a new culture and way of playing rugby. Everyone is enjoying it.

“We’ve got a young team and the boys are progressing and playing well.

“We are playing the right brand of rugby. It’s just putting it together and executing it.”