Jewell has no interest in Welsh rugby semi-final

IPSWICH boss Paul Jewell has admitted he has no interest in whether Cardiff is a city full of celebration by the time Town kick off against the Bluebirds.

The Welsh capital could already be smiling before the 3pm kick-off if the country’s rugby team achieve a place in the World Cup final for the first time tomorrow morning.

But Jewell has no interest in how Wales get on against France, he is merely focusing on ensuring those of a footballing persuasion see a Town away-day success.

The manager said: “I’m not really a rugby man, certainly not rugby union. So how Wales get on the World Cup will be the last thing on my mind!”

His words put him in conflict with Sean McCarthy with the Welsh-born Town coach admitting he would be getting up early to watch the match while defender Danny Collins will be looking to continue the bragging rights in the dressing room.

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Collins said: “I’m not into my rugby too much but I saw they beat Ireland last week so I had a bit of banter with a few of the boys like Keith Andrews.”

But as for Jewell, he will only be focusing on trying to extend the Blues’ unbeaten run to five matches in what is expected to be a daunting trip to Cardiff.

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