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James relishing Judgement Day

29th April 2016

Tom James is counting down the minutes until his first taste of Judgement Day action.

Despite spending eight seasons over two stints at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, the Wales wing is yet to pull on his regional colours at the Principality Stadium.

But he will line up against the Ospreys on Saturday as Cardiff Blues aim to keep their hopes of a top six Guinness PRO12 finish alive and he is relishing playing in front of a 65,000-plus crowd.

James said: “This is my first Judgement Day. It will be a bit different, a different atmosphere, only with Wales have I played in front of 72,000 and if we can get that attendance it will be awesome.

“That’s why you play rugby, for atmospheres like that, all the fans will be out in force and there will be a big buzz.

“Hopefully we can do this on a regular basis. If we can play well the fans will turn up week in, week out. If we carry on as we are then they will come out all the time.”

Wales’ Capital Region have won four from five Welsh derbies so far this season but have not conquered the Ospreys in their last nine league attempts.

But after securing their first triumph on the road in eight years against the Scarlets earlier this season, James is eyeing another scalp.

He added: “It’s a good run we are on but we haven’t beat the Ospreys for six years so that is another thing we want to do this year – beat them.”