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Young targets winning finish to frustrating season

First Team News | 18th May 2022

Dai Young is determined to finish a disjointed and disappointing United Rugby Championship season on a high as Cardiff travel to take on Benetton on Friday.

The Blue and Blacks only have pride to play for as they bring their season to a close at Stadio di Monigo.  They go into the encounter on the back of back-to-back victories over Zebre Parma and the Dragons, and could climb as high as 11th if other results go their way.

Young has set his sights on a third consecutive win to finish the season positively following some frustrating weeks but is also acutely aware that it does not alter the bigger picture.

He said: “It would be good just to finish with another win. We've had two wins. None of them have been perfect performances. 

“But coming from where we were, where the squad was, really low with confidence, it was nice to get two wins. So it would be nice to go out there and finish the season on the back of a win.  

“It’s been a very fragmented season. It's certainly the most disjointed season that I've ever been involved in whether a player or as a coach. 

“Performance is the talking point rather than perhaps the result. We’ve certainly had extreme performances.  We've had some very good performances and some that haven't been up to standard.

“We know that we need to be better next year. We know that we've got areas that we have to improve right across the board. 

“It would be good to finish with this win, it doesn't make it any better or any worse, but it would be nice to finish with a win, have a little break for a week or two, and then review every area and hopefully come back and actually stronger.”