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I need to take every opportunity that comes my way says Adams

First Team News | 5th July 2021

After four tries in a stunning attacking performance, Josh Adams insists he must take every opportunity that comes his way as he looks to earn his place in the British & Irish Lions Test team.

The Cardiff Blues wing was the only player to start both opening matches of the Lions campaign, and has already chalked up five tries in the famous red jersey.

Competing with the likes of Duhan van der Merwe, Louis Rees-Zammit, Liam Williams and Anthony Watson for a place in the back three, Adams knows he must maintain his form but he was mostly pleased that the side were able to secure victory in their first clash on South African soil/

"Every opportunity you get to play is a chance to make a statement," said the Cardiff star.

"There were a few walk-ins so I can't take too much credit but I am happy to score four.

"I was happy to [start both games] because it is a shorter tour with fewer warm-up games; you've got to take a chance when you get it.

"There's a few more games to come. There's other boys with plenty of other opportunities but you can only do what you can when you get the chance.

“It feels great. It’s our first game out in South Africa and it’s great to get off to a good start.

“We’re looking forward now to building for the Sharks on Wednesday.

“To get four is brilliant and I’m thoroughly pleased for us, as a team, to get the win as well.

“We played really well at times. For a little bit of the first half we were under the pump a little but we defended excellently well.

“We scored some great tries, we showed our class as a team and there’s loads of things to build on.”

The prolific wing scored four tries in a match for the first time in his professional career. 

The 2019 Rugby World Cup top try scorer is also set to become a father while in South Africa, with partner Georgia due to give birth to the couple’s first child this month.

"A winger is like a striker in football, it's my job to score tries, like it is theirs to score goals,” adds the wing.

"There are other aspects of the game that are vitally important but once you get on a run, you work your hardest to keep it going.

"I didn't have to do much for one or two, but that's how it goes. You've got to be in the right place at the right time.”

"She [Georgia] spoke to me after the game and I said, 'Look, don't jump around too much'. We want to hold off a bit, so it was good.

"I have had the full support of all my family so it's more repaying them for backing me, giving me their full support prior to coming.

"Everything I'm doing out here, all the hard work I am putting in, is all for them back home.”