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Cabango raring to go against Quins after debut day to remember

First Team News | 16th December 2021

Theo Cabango is raring to go again against Harlequins on Saturday, after making his Cardiff debut on a day to remember at the Arms Park last week.

Starting in the backline alongside internationals such as Josh Adams, Tomos Williams and Willis Halaholo, the youngster put plenty of spectators on the edge of their seats but the defending champions proved too strong at the capital.

However, the wing is relishing the opportunity to bounce back against the English champions and he hopes his side can continue with their entertaining brand of rugby at The Stoop.

“It was fantastic to get the debut in front of a full crowd,” said the homegrown youngster.

It was also really nice to play alongside Jacob Beetham, who I came through the system with. That was amazing.

Playing with the likes of Josh Adams and Willis Halaholo was also an amazing experience.

It’s always brilliant to be playing and training with those boys. You learn a lot about the game, even the smaller stuff. 

Josh will talk a lot to me and I can ask him questions and it’s amazing to be around them. It feels like your game takes a step up.

There was a huge difference from what I’ve experience before. From one week playing for Cardiff RFC against Pontypridd to playing Toulouse in the Champions Cup.

This week we’ll go into the same mindset that we had against Toulouse.

We want to go out there and put on a show from the crowd and our supporters.

We want to show what we can do because we caused a lot of problems for Toulouse in defence and attack.

We need to focus on doing the same against Harlequins and it’ll be a good challenge against the English champions. I’m looking forward to it.

We’re quite similar teams with very good players and we’re there to put on a show.

“We want to go out and show what we can do and not hold anything back.”

While the Cabango family gathered at the Arms Park to celebrate Theo’s debut, there would’ve been one eye on proceedings in Swansea, as brother, Ben, featured for the Swans against Nottingham Forest.

The academy player explained: “I did speak to him and he told me he was very proud. It was nice to speak to him but it would’ve been nice if he would’ve been able to witness it as well.

“It was amazing and it was nice to have the support from all the family. There were so many of them here, including a lot of my friends.

“It was the Arms Park for the family this time. Usually it’s Dad at Swansea and my Mum here.

“But to have them both and my grandparents here was amazing and one I’ll never forget.”

Cabango’s pace, both in attack and on the kick chase, turned plenty of heads on his debut.

It’s an area of the game the wing prides himself on and hopes to have more opportunities on Saturday.

“I’ve always wanted to work on my speed, that’s one of my main strengths,” said the former Glantaf and Plasmawr pupil.

“I wanted to show what I can do on the field. I know I’ve got the step and speed so it’s about backing myself when I get a chance and got looking for the ball.”