Bristol Rugby ace Watkins: We're only thinking about Cardiff
GEORGE Watkins has vowed that Bristol will not lose focus on their British & Irish Cup objectives when they face Cardiff this weekend.
Bristol's win over Ulster Ravens on Friday moved them to within one point of qualifying for the B&I Cup quarter-finals.
And, while a key Championship clash with Leeds is looming large on Bristol's horizon, winger Watkins said the focus for now is on progressing from their B&I Cup pool.
"We have Cardiff on Sunday and we can't take that game lightly – we'll go out and treat it like any other game," he said.
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"We'll have a week of grafting to get ready for that game, because we're desperate to win and we need to win.
"We've said we want to fight on both fronts this season and I think we've done that well and we've shown our intentions by winning all of our games in the B&I Cup.
"It's not been easy – Ulster, for example, are an incredibly tough side – but it has been good to build some momentum going into the rest of the season and take the experience forward."
Watkins, who scored a second-minute try in Bristol's 14-8 win over Ulster Ravens, felt his team had been rewarded for their early ambition in the match at Deramore Park.
"It was never going to be easy, especially with the conditions and the way we knew Ulster were going play," said the winger.
"We spoke in the week about playing with a bit more bravery – and I think we did that. We came out early doors and had the bottle to go for that early wide play – and it paid off for us, with some good skills in the wide channels from some of the backs."