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Patchell: Now we must back up result

6th December 2013

Man-of-the-match Rhys Patchell insisted the win was all important as Cardiff Blues defeated Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Cup - and immediately looked ahead to the return European fixture in Scotland next Friday night.

Patchell was named the Heineken man-of-the-match after an impressive return to action as he scored a first half try and slotted a monster penalty from inside his own half.

However, the 20-year-old fly half was keen to praise the performance of his team-mates and admitted backing the result up in Glasgow was now crucial in Pool 2.

“It’s now all about backing it up when we go up there,” he said. “That was the chat in the dressing room afterwards; we have put ourselves in a good place in the group.

“Let’s make no bones about it. Glasgow are a brilliant side who are flying high for the right reasons, they play good rugby and next week will be a huge battle.

“It’s good to be back. We always targeted the Heineken Cup and the shoulder feels strong,” he added.

“The important thing, though, is not me but the team putting in 80 minutes and us coming away with a ‘W’ because that is a good Glasgow team.

“We are depleted, but I thought the boys that came in did really well. Richard Smith played his first game at centre in the Heineken Cup and he had a great game. Chris Dicomidis, what a game to make a European debut in!

“Tonight is a big win because we have gone in with a team that I imagine every pundit thought would get slaughtered. But we’ve come away with a win and scored 29 points.”