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Wilson credits Cardiff Blues character

25th February 2017

Danny Wilson has paid tribute to Cardiff Blues' never-say-die attitude after they battled back from an 11-point deficit to snatch the spoils against Edinburgh.

It appeared as though the Blues would crash to a damaging Guinness PRO12 defeat as we entered the final quarter at Myreside..

But Wilson’s men refused to throw in the towel and battled back with a Sion Bennett try before Lloyd Williams completed the comeback.

They still had to defend wave after wave of Edinburgh attacks in the final five minutes and following two first-half yellow cards it was a nerve-wracking finale but Wilson was delighted to see his side come through.

He said: “It was one of those where they have scored a second try and you think it’s a big hill battle to get back in the game. 

“But it shows this group does have a lot of fight and toughness to keep going and get back in the game by scoring two good tries.

“Its pleasing that we have come here on a tough day, in tough conditions and come away with a win.

“The yellow cards didn’t help. We got a drive wrong in terms of our defensive system, it cost us a yellow card and they got one five minutes out and inevitably scored. That one was fair but I thought the second was extremely harsh. 

“But it shows character from us that we scrapped and got the result even though we had 14 on the field for 20 minutes.”

The victory ensures the Blues remain in the battle to secure a top six finish and if that is unsuccessful they still have the chance of a play-off.

They face Munster at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park next Saturday and Wilson is hoping for a bumper crowd.

He added: “Let’s hope there’s a big turnout. The people who were there last week were extremely passionate and really got behind the boys and we need to see that again. We’ve beat Munster away and to do the double would be a great achievement for us.”