Muted celebrations for Green after Cardiff Blues rout

Saturday 11 November 2017 Written by: Adam

The Kingston Park try-fest leaves Newcastle top of their Anglo-Welsh Cup group with a perfect 10 points from 10, Green saying: “It was obviously a good result but we’re aware it wasn’t the strongest team Cardiff Blues could have sent up, no disrespect to the guys who played.

“From our end we just said we wanted to keep our standards high and not allow them to slip, and I thought we did that for the most part. There are a few things to work on leading into next weekend at Wasps, but we’re pretty pleased with a lot of what we produced today.”

Showing up well on multiple fronts this season, the Norfolk native said: “We want to compete in all three competitions and we’re top of our group in both cups, so we just need to keep that momentum going.

“At half time we already had the bonus point so the chat was all about not being complacent, and to be honest we weren’t that pleased with how we’d played during the first half.

“We talked about killing them off in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and in times gone by we’d have let teams come back into the game. It was important in our development that we didn’t allow that to happen, and from there it was an opportunity to try out a few things.

“Keeping the opposition to zero points was also important for us, psychologically more than anything. We ticked that box, maintained a clean sheet and it’s on to the next one. There were no great celebrations or anything like that because we know Wasps next weekend will be a different proposition.”