Josh Adams is itching to get the 22/23 season underway as he is set for a return to the blue and black jersey when Cardiff host Munster in the BKT United Rugby Championship on Saturday (KO 3.05pm).
The wing, who featured in the summer Test series against South Africa, lines up in an exciting all-international back three on Saturday, with Owen Lane occupying the opposite touchline and fellow British and Irish Lion, Liam Williams, making his club debut in the number 15 jersey.
Adams is confident the familiar combination can benefit his side and is gunning to go after the summer break.
“I’m really looking forward to playing with Liam. I’ve played with him multiple times for Wales, and been lucky enough to do that with him,” said the wing.
“Hopefully, selection dependant, our understanding of each other’s game will only be benefitted by us being together at our club if we do play together in the back three for Wales.
“Having Liam at Cardiff will certainly benefit both of us and it’s great to have him here.
“It's nice to have a short break after the summer. It was a long old year, last year and it was a tough tour over the summer as well.
“So yeah those couple of weeks were definitely needed. I’ve come back in feeling good, hit the ground running and now I’m looking forward to Saturday.
“I haven’t been this excited for a season in a while so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Adams has been impressed with the recruitment done over the summer and hopes the Blue and Blacks can prove they can compete with anyone if they perform to their potential.
The Lion added: “We’ve recruited extremely well in the off-season and added some real quality, international quality which is important.
“The team that we could potentially field at any point in the season, given injuries and whatnot, can be a really exciting one and a really competitive one as well.
“I wouldn’t say we set ourselves any set-in-stone goals. Play-offs certainly should be a target, with the quality of the squad we’ve got there’s no reason why we can’t.
“Always, when you start a new season, you look to better your last and that’s the sole focus at the minute.
“We’ve had chats with each other, chats with the coaching group etcetera, and discussed what we want to get out of this season.
“Looking round the room, especially with the boys we’ve got here, there’s no reason why we can’t be competitive.”
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