HEAD Coach Danny Wilson hailed the improved performance of his Cardiff Blues side but it was not enough to prevent defeat as Glasgow secured their first away win of the season at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Blues led 17-15 at the break but lapses in concentration allowed Glasgow to capitalise and record a bonus-point win, beating the hosts 35-30.
It was a double blow for the Blues after it was revealed by Wales Online that fly-half Rhys Patchell has opted to leave the Blues for the Scarlets at the end of the season.
Patchell was on fine form on Saturday, converting all six of his penalties as well as providing a fantastic pass for centre Evans’ try.
Blues coach Danny Wilson is keen to hold onto his key players but admits that he does not want players who don’t want to be at the club.
Speaking at the press conference, Wilson said: “All these players are in the middle of conversations about their futures and Rhys has interest in Wales and out of Wales.”
“Ultimately what we want here at Cardiff Blues for the future is people who want to be here”.
“The important factor is people want to be playing and fighting for this Cardiff jersey.”
Glasgow meanwhile produced a confident display to take the points with two late tries from Ryan Grant and Jonny Gray. Leone Nakarawa and Taqele Naiyaravoro also touched-down for the visitors.
Their performance however, was marred by a total of 19 penalties conceded as well as two yellow cards for Ryan Wilson and Stuart Hogg.
Speaking ahead of next week’s trip to face Paris Metro, coach Gregor Townsend said: “To get a bonus-point away from home is great and Cardiff are of course a very good side.”
“But we were disappointed by a lot of aspects of our game, primarily the focus which sometimes lead to giving away penalties so we know we have to be better over the next few weeks.”
Both teams will be looking to build on their performances ahead of their European ties next week, but Danny Wilson will have to come to terms with the fact that the days of his star fly-half may well be numbered.