Cardiff warned against complacency
December 2, 1999
Andy Moore the former Welsh, Cardiff and Richmond scrum half, has warned his old club to watch out when Treviso visit them in seven day's time, for Week 3 of the European Cup. By Scrum's Gian Luca Barca
Moore, who joined Treviso last summer was part of the squad that beat NEC Harlequins 22-19 at the Stoop last Saturday.
"We have four very difficult games ahead. But we showed that we can match the best. Against Montferrand we missed a big chance as we threw away our lead in the very last minute. I know that playing Cardiff is always very challenging, especially when they want to come back from a defeat. But we are all very focused and for me there is always a special thrill about playing against the club I was with for ten seasons".
Benetton's win in London was the first ever victory of an Italian rugby team on English soil. No surprise that in Treviso everybody was very happy.
"Happy, to say the least", Andy Moore continued. "We were all very excited after the game. Beating Harlequins at their place gives you a real buzz what with the prestige of the pitch, the tradition of the club, and the crowd".
Moore, four times capped for Wales in 1995 and 1996, explains that Treviso is a relatively young team and believes that they have a lot of potential. "You should see what a great atmosphere there is there. The number of yougsters that turn out for the youth teams is great. Things are changing quickly in Italy. After the gloom of the World Cup things are beginning to look up: our victory in London, the appointment of Brad Johnstone as national coach. These might be the signs of a new spring. Look what Johnstone did for Fiji. I'd like to think that also my experience can be used to help Treviso and Italy's rugby grow".