'We felt we had the win in the bag': Carty and Connacht on revenge mission in Cardiff

They head to Arms Park tomorrow hoping to avenge a 17-15 home loss to Cardiff in September.

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CONNACHT OUT-HALF Jack Carty said they are on a revenge mission as they head to Wales to take on Cardiff Blues tomorrow night.

Carty said they feel reinvigorated by the November international break and are determined to make it five wins in a row tomorrow, having found top form after a poor start to the season.

They lost five of their opening six games under new coach Kieran Keane but after shocking Munster 20-16 in October they have chalked up wins in the Challenge Cup against Oyonnax and Worcester, before defeating the Cheetahs last time out.

Now they head to Arms Park tomorrow hoping to avenge a 17-15 home loss to Cardiff in September.

Carty said the break has given them to chance to recharge the batteries and the 25-year old said they are ready to roll again.

“It was good, I just got home for a couple of days and didn’t head away or anything. It was nice and relaxed.

“When you are on a nice winning run you just want to keep it going. We had a few good physical games up until that and it was a nice change having the week training straight after the Cheetahs game.

“I wouldn’t say necessarily that we were looking forward to the break, but it was nice to have it all the same.”

Carty has played 68 times in the league for Connacht and scored five tries since his debut in 2012-13.

And he said they were ready to get revenge for that earlier loss to Cardiff.

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“It was a disappointing day when we lost to Cardiff. We felt we had the win in the bag. We are looking at the things that we can control and we will look to nullify the strengths that they have.”

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