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Players call supporters to Arms

27th September 2016

Cardiff Blues have issued a call to Arms ahead of their Guinness PRO12 clash with Leinster on Saturday evening.

Wales’ Capital Region have made their best start to a league season in history with four wins from four.

More than 8,000 turned out to hammer home the advantage in a thrilling victory over Glasgow Warriors two weeks ago and it is hope a similar crowd will be in attendance for the visit of Leinster.

Sam Warburton expects a formidable challenge but he is adamant a vociferous BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park crowd can make all the difference.

Warburton said: “It’s going to be a massive game. We are four from four and sitting second in the league which is a great position to be in but that’s going to be a huge test. 

“From our perspective the home crowd were brilliant against Glasgow and a similar crowd again, if not more, will go a long way to helping us get a victory.

“We are trying to make an impression at home at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park and are trying to put in good performances so hopefully it will be a really good crowd.”

Matthew Morgan, who scored his first try for the region against Zebre last Saturday, echoed Warburton’s sentiments.

He admits the performance against the Italian outfit was far from perfect but he is determined to maintain the winning run.

He added: “We set a target to be top four and if you had offered us four from four we would definitely have taken it. Not many teams win out in Parma but it was a good, hard win.

“We know we didn’t play well as a team, and the best we could have, but that’s a sign of a good team, we came away and didn’t play well but still won.

“We’ve won a couple of games at home so far and hopefully the crowd can get behind us again against Leinster. 

“They had a good win against the Ospreys and have also had a good start to the season so it should be a really good game.”

Tickets for the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park Guinness PRO12 clash between Cardiff Blues and Leinster (7.35pm) can be bought today by clicking here.