Scrum half Lloyd Williams has called on Cardiff Blues to stay united and back up the victory over Edinburgh with more success on home soil.
Man-of-the-match Williams was inspired for Blues as his early try and all-round performance helped the region return to winning ways with a 21-15 success over the Scottish visitors.
Blues now face high-flying Connacht Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.35pm) and for Williams it is another chance for the team to impress and build momentum.
“It’s been a strange period but it happened last year and it’s a chance for us to re-group now,” he said.
“It was good to have a home game against Edinburgh, a team that has been going really well, as everyone had to get up for it. It was the chance to come together and prove a lot of people wrong about us.
“We needed to get our season back on the road, although it is late in the day, and this is a start.
“We have still got a lot to look forward to, including a quarter-final in Europe. It’s about climbing the league ahead of next season as much as we can now.
“Our game management in our half was better against Edinburgh,” he added. “Second half the wind was tough and it was hard to get out. Our kick chase was better.
“At times we do get ourselves in a rut, play too much in our own half, so we needed to keep it simple and get the right result.”
Watch Cardiff Blues tackle Connacht Rugby in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Friday night. Tickets are available by calling 02920 302030 or by clicking HERE