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Williams: We must take it one game at a time

29th September 2016

Lloyd Williams insists Cardiff Blues must continue to take the season one game at a time, despite a blistering start to this year's campaign.

Wales’ Capital Region continued their winning start to the Guinness Pro12 season with a 23-21 victory away at Zebre last weekend.
But Williams believes they face yet another difficult fixture when they welcome Leinster to BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Williams said: “It’s a case of taking each game one at a time. We can’t look too far ahead because of the challenge that’s in front of us this weekend.
“Leinster have shown their quality over the past few years. It’s important that we start well, like we did against Glasgow.”
Cardiff Blues are currently positioned second in the Guinness PRO12 table, with point difference only separating them and Ulster at the top of the table.
Leinster, meanwhile, have edged into fourth place, having beaten Ospreys 31-19 at the RDS Arena last Friday. The clash with Ospreys marked the return of Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton to the side, and he contributed 16 points to his side’s scoreboard.
Williams admits Sexton is a key-man for the Dublin-based province, but is adamant that Leinster are dangerous across the park.
“I think you saw against the Ospreys how effective he was. He dictated the whole game and is a man we need to keep an eye on this week,” said Williams
“But they’re strong across the board, their pack are very strong as well and that’s a factor we’ve got to really manage, and we’ve got to try to shut Sexton down at the same time.”
In the last home game at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, Danny Wilson’s men powered to a 23-19 victory over early season favourites Glasgow Warriors.
An important factor to the victory, since highlighted by Cardiff Blues players and management, was the atmosphere created by the packed out stands. Williams hopes the crowd can have a similar effect when Isa Nacewa and his team visit the Welsh capital.
“It’s going to be another massive game for us and one that everyone is looking forward to. The crowd did a good job at home last time and hopefully we can get that again this weekend.”