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'Jostling' no worry for Dai.

Byline: Simon Thomas

BLUES coach Dai Young has dismissed the Ospreys' eve-of-season attack on the region as a "little bit of jostling."

Young's counterpart at the Liberty Stadium, Sean Holley, claimed there is real pressure on the Blues to deliver a trophy after eight barren years without silverware in the capital.

Holley's comments are all the more incendiary given the two teams meet in Swansea next Tuesday in what is likely to be an explosive encounter.

But Young, pictured below, simply retorted: "When hasn't the pressure been on us?

"We always get a little bit of this jostling and people trying to put pressure on to other people.

"I'm not really going to respond to people trying to push pressure on anybody else.

"I've been around a bit longer than that now and I don't need to respond to it. We'll do our talking on the field hopefully."

While the Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets kick-off their Magners League campaign tonight, the Blues must wait until tomorrow for their first whistle, against reigning champions Leinster at the Arms Park.

"We've got a tough start, up against the last three winners of the Magners League," said Young, with the Ospreys and Ulster next up for the Blues.

"If we come out with a lot of points it will be a good week for us. "We've got half an eye on the Ospreys and Ulster, but obviously our main focus has got to be on Leinster.

"They deservedly won the title last year and did the double over us."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 5, 2008
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