Full back Dan Fish admits he is relishing the battle for the No.15 jersey at Cardiff Blues this season - insisting it is an 'honour' to wear the shirt every time he steps out at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Fish enjoyed a strong season in 2013/14 as he made 20 appearances for Blues in the league and cup.
The 23-year-old has picked off where he left off in pre-season this year and was a star performer in the Premiership Rugby 7s Series with six tries in five games.
But he knows he has to battle for the shirt alongside every other player with new Director of Rugby Mark Hammett set to land in Cardiff this week and take on the top job.
"Last year was undoubtedly the season of my career so far," said Fish. "I want to play week in week out and luckily last year I played a lot of games.
"Hopefully I can play the same amount or more this year but I need to start the season well and then keep on going.
"I'd be happy to play anywhere for Blues. They're the club I want to play for, my local team and it's just an honour to get the chance to wear the jersey.
"There have been some new arrivals at the Blues, but it just adds to the competition.
"Obviously Gareth Anscombe comes in who can play full-back but it's healthy competition and is only going to help me play better. If you deserve it, you will play there."
Watch Dan Fish and the Cardiff Blues in action for the first time in pre-season this Friday at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. To buy tickets to watch Blues tackle Exeter Chiefs call the Ticket Office on 02920 302030.
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