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Williams calls for continued improvement after Dragons win

First Team News | 25th October 2021

Lloyd Williams has called on Cardiff to continue building when they return to action next month.

The scrum-half scored a crucial try to put the Blue and Blacks back in the game against the Dragons and the Blue and Blacks eventually ground out a 31-29 United Rugby Championship victory.

And while Williams was pleased with the East Wales derby victory that ensured his side won three of their five opening fixtures, he knows they must continue progressing when the Championship returns next month.

He said: “Im glad we won at home but frustrated with the way it ended. We won the game, not in the fashion we would have liked but we’re pleased to get the result

“I saw the gap and went for it. I was a little disappointed that I had to leave the field for the yellow card, it was an odd one but something I will look at. I was just pleased we were able to get into the game. 

“We knew they would come flying out of the blocks so it’s a bit disappointing we couldn’t nullify that to start but just pleased that we went in at half-time ahead and had something to build on. 

“To be fair to the boys, they locked out the set-piece, we got a lot of penalties and field position from that so it worked well. We would have liked more attacking ball in the second half but that wasn’t the way it was and is something we will look to improve moving forward.

“It was good to back up another victory after the Sharks game. I thought that was important and it’s a nice way to finish the first block but the proof will be in the pudding and the the next block and whether we can build on what we have done.” 

More than 8,000 supporters packed into Cardiff Arms Park for a second consecutive week. Williams has been impressed with the crowds so far and was thrilled to give them a result to celebrate.

He added: “The support is great for us but more importantly they get to come and enjoy it. I was glad that we were able to get the win because they couldn’t come out for 18 months and it’s great that they were able to enjoy the occasion.”