Phil Davies praised a powerful pack performance as Cardiff Blues defeated Glasgow Warriors 29-20 in the Heineken Cup at the Arms Park.
Rhys Patchell and Alex Cuthbert grabbed the tries in the Pool 2 victory that moves Blues into top place for at least 24 hours.
But Director of Rugby Davies was quick to highlight the performance in the Blues engine room by the forwards as they worked tirelessly to keep the Warriors at bay.
“I thought the forwards tonight, Sam Hobbs in particular, we just fantastic,” said Davies.
“Sam led the team and is a very intelligent player. We put him in this position because he brings so much to the team and what he did was fantastic.
“Chris Dicomidis for a first game was also terrific. Al Kellogg in my eyes is a top international lock and Chris along with Filo (Paulo) did a great job.
“Despite all the painful times we have had over the last 18 months, things are starting to progress and we are showing we have a bit about us, some substance and structure,” he added.
“Our defensive platform is as strong as it has been since we started. We are building from that and the boys have been fantastic. We defended heroically and were always an extra score in front of them tonight.
“We have four massive games to come; Glasgow away and then the Welsh derby games. We have good momentum and we are in good shape.
“The last few times we have visited Glasgow we have been physical and we were unlucky at the start of the season.
“We have got to be that again and some more, in terms of control and territory. We are away, they are going to be champing at the bit to get at us and we have got to meet them head on again.”