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Rush pledges commitment to Cardiff cause

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Feb 2012

Man-of-the-match Xavier Rush insists he bears no grudge with Ulster after guiding Cardiff to a fine comeback victory over the Irish province, which gets the Blues’ RaboDirect PRO12 play-off hopes back on track.

The Blues came from 8-0 down to secure victory at the Arms Park – their second at their old ground as Dan Parks racked up a try, three penalties and a conversion to seal a 21-14 win.

Kiwi No.8 Rush almost joined Ulster last season but he was adamant that couldn’t have been further from his mind as Cardiff moved up to sixth in the RaboDirect PRO12 table.

“It was brilliant to play [at the Arms Park], the atmosphere was fantastic and it is great to be back,” he said.

“There were no personal vendettas [against Ulster], it was just great for this team to have a win because we needed it.

“We knew that Ulster are a strong team, they’ve shown that in the European Cup and in the RaboDirect PRO12 this season.

“We’re just concentrating on getting out onto the pitch and playing 80 minutes and as far as I’m concerned, I’m signed up for another year so I’ll be here next season.”