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Humberstone pleased with Blues win

Cardiff Blues fly-half Simon Humberstone was delighted with his winning performance in his first start for the region.

The 26-year-old plays semi-professional rugby for Pontypridd but against Ospreys he kicked 11 points including two penalties, a conversion and a drop goal to help the Blues to a 21-13 derby victory in the LV= Cup at the Liberty Stadium.

"It was a massive opportunity," Humberstone said. "We brought a young side down here and it was a chance for a lot of players.

"We knew there was an opportunity to get a big 'W' on the board. We probably weren't as clinical as we could have been but there's lots of stuff to go back and work on ahead of Munster next week."

On his future with the region he said: "Cardiff Blues have two good 10s in Gareth Davies and Rhys Patchell. If there is a possible opportunity for a third, if there is, then I'd like to grab that.

"I'm just trying to take every opportunity I get and make the most of it to be honest. The players are upbeat and we believe we can beat every team we come up against."

Ospreys backs coach Gruff Rees was very disappointed with his side's showing especially on the back of last week's defeat at Leicester.

"The Blues did a good job on us in terms of a game they might not have deserved to win," he said.

"But that's down to our own ineptitude. There is a huge amount of learning we have to do from not taking line break opportunities.

"We suffered a total of 20 turnovers which is a huge stat in itself and the Blues just capitalised on that. They put points on the board when they had their opportunities. You could argue we conceded two soft tries.

"There was plenty of endeavour in our game and we tried to open it up but we gave up some cheap field positions.

"But there were some young players out there and they will learn from a game like this."

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