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Fans were our 16th man - Evans

23rd April 2018

Jarrod Evans has paid tribute to the Cardiff Blues fans, following Saturday's stunning 16-10 victory over Pau in the European Challenge Cup semi final.

The young outside half was a catalyst for the game’s opening try, as his pass released Seb Davies, and he added 11-points from the tee in a perfect kicking display.

Evans, who has contributed 170 points this season, believes his side are showing clear signs that they are clicking as a team, and hopes to cap off a memorable season by securing silverware in May’s final at Bilbao.

“The fans played a massive part in the win. I said last week, after the game against Southern Kings, that the fans would be our 16th man out there, and they certainly were. Those margins make a world of difference and it was great to see them turn out in numbers,” said Evans.

“We’re absolutely over-the-moon. That has been a massive effort from the whole squad, not just the match day 23. Everyone contributed to that. 

“We started the game with real intent and set the pace. We probably fell off a little bit in the second half and allowed them to disrupt some of our ball. They made it a good battle in the contact area, but we’re glad to come away with the win.

"I’m looking forward to the final, and hopefully we can go out there and get the win against Gloucester.

“Being able to pick up some silverware would be a great achievement. We’ve come a long way during this three year period, since Danny has come in.

"We’ve all worked hard and now it’s starting to click.

“It would be nice to send the likes of Danny, Matt Sherratt and Cuthy off with silverware and really good memories with this group of players."