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Young backs stadium switch

Cardiff could play quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium

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Young backs stadium switch

Young: hard taskmaster

We are still a work in progress, but we can go forward from a good platform and with a bit of a smile on our faces.

Dai Young
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Cardiff Blues director of rugby Dai Young would be happy for his side to play their home Heineken Cup quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium.

The Blues earned top seeding in the draw for the last eight with a 62-20 victory over Italian club Calvisano in their final pool fixture.

And it is probable that the Welsh region will opt to switch from their compact ground to the huge arena next door.

Young said: "I won't object to moving, though it's not my decision. I'm sure the powers that be above me will look at it commercially.

"But we always stress we are a region and it's important we give the opportunity to everyone throughout the region to watch us.

"We love playing at home, but we've had some really good results next door as well. We beat Gloucester there this season, so it's like our second home, really."

Room to improve

As a result of last weekend's 14-man win at Gloucester, the Blues have been making the headlines, but Young warned against going over the top.

"A few seasons ago we weren't as bad as people were making out and now we're not as good as they have been claiming," he added.

"The players deserved a lot of credit last week and I'm glad they got it, but we still have areas to work on.

"Our defence has been good, but until tonight we haven't scored as many tries as I'd like. And we need to improve our set-piece.

"We are still a work in progress, but we can go forward from a good platform and with a bit of a smile on our faces."

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