With the business-end of the campaign fast-approaching, Cardiff Blues must make winning a habit according to Olly Robinson.
Wales’ Capital Region return to Guinness PRO14 action as they welcome Conference A rivals, Glasgow Warriors, to the Arms Park next week, and Dave Rennie’s side have tasted victory in all three encounters between the sides this season.
With the race for Europe heating up, Robinson believes his side will play their best rugby if they play with a smile on their faces.
“I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but it’s really important that we take each game as they come,” said the back row.
“We want to create a sense of enjoyment in going out, and make sure we play with a smile on our faces. We want to give ourselves the best opportunity to get something out of the season.
“Winning is something that becomes a habit, and it’s important that we try to get into a roll of forgetting how to lose.
“We need to be the best version of ourselves in each game, starting with Glasgow next week.
“They’re a quality side, and we’ve found that out this season, but in the three previous games it’s taken until half time before we’ve started to get into a rhythm and play our brand of rugby.
“It’s important for us to look at ourselves, and that will give us the best opportunity of picking up a win.
“We want to win every game, and Cardiff Arms Park is a great play once it gets going, so hopefully we can give them something to shout about over the next couple of weeks.
“As a rugby player, you want to play at the highest level possible, and being in the Heineken Champions Cup gives you that opportunity. It’s the best club competition in the world.
“The likes of Connacht and Ospreys will be thinking the same, but it’s about who can get into a winning roll and pick up the points when they matters.
“It’s in our hands now, which makes it more important that we put in the performances each week.”
The race for Heineken Champions Cup qualification is on, as Cardiff Blues kick off a crucial block of Guinness PRO14 fixtures by welcoming Glasgow Warriors to the Welsh capital on Saturday, February 16. Make sure you snap up your tickets and #PackCAP