Navidi: We owe Cardiff Blues fans a result

Guinness PRO12 Editor
31 October 2014

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Josh Navidi is hoping to be part of a more incisive Cardiff Blues outfit when Munster come to town on Saturday – because that’s what the fans deserve.

The Blues have not won since their GUINNESS PRO12 season opener at Zebre, suffering defeat in each of their two league games at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

However, after recording back-to-back European triumphs over the last fortnight, flanker Navidi believes the tide can now turn back home.

That won’t be easy, however, with Munster visiting this weekend – Anthony Foley’s men have also just completed a European double of their own.

But with seven changes from last weekend – including Argentina winger Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino making his Blues debut – Navidi is expecting the hosts to pose a greater attacking threat.

“We feel we owe the home fans something after the first two GUINNESS PRO12 games,” he told Sky Sports. “We want to bring it for them and hopefully they will enjoy the day.

“We haven’t shown what we can do in attack yet, we know that. Our defence has been good but we haven’t fired in attack. We need to bring that to the table because it’s been frustrating for us all.

“We want to be in the play-offs and it is early days for the season. We want to keep getting the wins in and if we get on a run we have a fighting chance.

“We always want to play a fast game at home and hopefully we will get a good running rugby game in front of the Sky cameras.”

And, as far as Navidi is concerned, toppling three-time champions Munster would be the perfect way to kick-start a move up the GUINNESS PRO12 table.

“Our focus is on Munster and it’s a big opportunity for us to climb up the league table and move forward,” added the 23-year-old.

“They are a big side, with a huge pack and good bunch of forwards. They also have the backs to open up and play. We need to focus on ourselves and make sure we are right.

“They have a deep squad and a lot of younger players coming through, too, so they will be strong. All the Irish teams are strong and have players that filter in so we expect them to be a real challenge.”

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