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Wilson looks for accuracy after victory

30th January 2016

Head Coach Danny Wilson called on his Cardiff Blues to improve their accuracy as they edged out Edinburgh Rugby 10-3 in a tense Guinness PRO12 clash at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Dan Fish grabbed a second minute try to put the home side in control, but they were never able to put the game to bed despite playing some impressive rugby.

Manoa Vosawai and Rhys Patchell both had tries chalked off by the TMO while a first half driving maul saw the ball spilled over the line.

However, Wilson was content to take the points on offer with his much-changed line-up and looked ahead to Benetton Treviso to find a more clinical edge.

“It’s a win – we left a fair few opportunities and points on the field though,” said Wilson.

“We had a few tries disallowed, which there was an argument for giving, and then the driving lineout that went over the line but we lost control of the ball.

“It could have been more and I felt we were relatively in control for most of the game. But our accuracy wasn’t as it has been and changes to the team can do that to you.

“We have this period during the 6 Nations with this squad to improve that accuracy now. We defended really well against a fair few attacks and we dealt with their driving lineout.

“It’s a win and a pleasing one at home, but there is plenty to work on now as we go forward.”

Wilson praised man-of-the-match Vosawai for his all-action display in victory adding: “Manoa is playing really well. His carrying ability is his strength, as we know, and he is improving his defensive work as well. He’s going extremely well.”

And the Head Coach admits Cardiff Blues can now start to look up the league table after a run of four successive victories.

He said: “We’re now in mix and it only takes a couple of wins and you can leapfrog teams and climb the table.

“It was important to get this win and we now go to Treviso in a few weeks which will be another opportunity, in a tough place to play with this younger group of players, to get another win and keep climbing.”