Dai Young has ordered his Cardiff Blues side to show their mettle and gain their first win of the season in Friday's Magners League clash with Ulster.
The Blues have struggled for form so far after an opening draw with champions Leinster and a midweek defeat by Welsh arch rivals the Ospreys.
And Blues coach Young admits a victory at the Arms Park is vital to kick-start their campaign.
Young said: "We have to show character but equally, we have to show purpose in the way we play. Home games are paramount to us and we have to make sure we get the right result.
"We're disappointed after our last two games and we've got to be more clinical to win games.
"I've no doubt Ulster will provide another difficult game. They are an improving team and a hungry team. They have a lot of quality players in key positions and won the League in 2006.
"They will also be a lot fresher than us, having only played one match, but I won't use that as an excuse."
Wales centre Tom Shanklin is rested but Gareth Thomas returns from a slight hamstring injury.
Cardiff Blues: Ben Blair; Leigh Halfpenny, Jamie Robinson, Gareth Thomas, Chris Czekaj,
Nicky Robinson, Darren Allinson; Gethin Jenkins, Rhys Thomas, Gary Powell, Bradley Davies, Paul Tito (capt), Maama Molitika, Mark Lewis, Martyn Williams
Replacements: John Yapp, Gareth Williams, Scott Morgan, Andy Powell, Jason Spice, Ceri Sweeney, Jamie Roberts
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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