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Boss: Let's pack out Arms Park for derby!

28th December 2015

Head Coach Danny Wilson has called on supporters to pack out BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park for another 'pulse racing derby' as Scarlets arrive on New Year's Day (kick-off 5pm).

Cardiff Blues secured festive joy in the first derby clash with Newport Gwent Dragons as a late Rhys Patchell penalty capped a stunning late comeback.

Next up is high-flying Scarlets and Wilson is hoping a big crowd will descend on the Welsh capital for another memorable derby day.

“It was a great result for us over the Dragons and it would be fantastic to see a full house at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park now on Friday for the Scarlets,” he said.

“We’ve got a short turnaround and one day less than the Scarlets to prepare so we have got to get it right in terms of recovery and our game plan.

“We’re coming off the back of an away win which will give us some confidence back at the Arms Park for another exciting derby.

“Both games over Christmas, both at Parc y Scarlets and Rodney Parade, have been exciting and I’m sure New Year’s Day will be too.

“The win over the Dragons gives us the league points we needed and also something to add to the home performances and wins that will hopefully snowball now.

“We’ve achieved the away win we wanted and if we can get the home win I really think it will kick us on in terms of momentum.

He added: “The quality of the Scarlets is clear right through their squad. They play some good attractive rugby and our defence needs to be on the button against the way they play.

“Form and momentum don’t necessarily mean an awful lot when you get into derby games.

“They can become close affairs and dogfights – we saw exciting rugby in the first two derby games over Christmas and I’m sure we’ll get another pulse-racing affair at home.”

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