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Wilson targets more consistency

4th April 2017

Danny Wilson insists Cardiff Blues must find more consistency in performance, as they prepare themselves for the final four fixtures of the Guinness PRO12 regular season.

Wilson saw his side slip to a 46-26 defeat to Gloucester on Saturday, despite leading 20-26 early in the second half.

This weekend, the Blues will travel to Belfast to take on Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium, and Wilson says his side are fully focused on the Friday night’s task, despite Judgement Day V’s clash with Ospreys being just around the corner.

Wilson said: “The frustration for us was built on how we got things right for 50 minutes, and look like we were in a controlling position and the scoreboard probably should be more in our favour, to a position where the scoreboard is very heavily against us.

“It’s something we’ve got to toughen up with. Especially at Cardiff Blues, we’ve seen too many of those types where we can beat anyone on our day or lose to anyone on our day. 

“In a game, we can have very strong periods, which then quickly turn into periods of negativity that we saw on the weekend. Ultimately it’s about becoming more consistent and becoming mentally far tougher.

“We can go and string together some big results and get through some mentally tough periods. Recently at Edinburgh, we defended for nearly 20 phases at the end of the game to pinch an away win at a tough venue and then saw our defence collapse off first phase as it did on Saturday. No one’s hiding away from that.

“We’ll move. We’ve got Ulster this weekend, which is a massive game away from home, and another big challenge, and straight after that is the turn around for Judgement Day V.

“We’re coming off the back of a disappointing result in Europe, so we’re fully focused on getting that right. We’ve trained well today, and we’ve got a very short week with training today and a team’s run on Thursday, and then we’re back out there. 

“We’ll meet at the end of this week to talk about the Ospreys, but for now it’s about Ulster before moving on to an exciting week with an exciting build-up.”

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