Cardiff Blues debutants Rhun Williams and Willis Halaholo impress Danny Wilson

Rhun Williams
Rhun Williams was invited to train with the Wales camp ahead of their autumn internationals

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson was impressed with the performances of debutants Rhun Williams and Willis Halaholo in their 28-34 win at Treviso.

RGC 1404 product Williams crossed over just six minutes into his debut while former Hurricanes centre Halaholo also impressed against the Italians.

"The two debuts went really well with young Rhun and the outstanding footwork of Willis," Wilson said.

"It was our first sight of Willis and he certainly delivered what we hoped."

Halaholo, 26, signed a three-year deal for the Blues in April and joined the region at the end of the southern hemipshere season after helping Hurricanes to the Super Rugby title.

The Blues had a tough night in Italy and were pushed by Treviso but Wilson's side overturned a 12-point deficit to seal victory, courtesy of Steve Shingler's 19 points with the boot.

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Pro12 highlights: Treviso 28-34 Cardiff Blues

"Our attacking rugby was outstanding. Steve Shingler's kicking game, especially at posts was outstanding," Wilson told BBC Radio Wales.

"Willis showed, even on quite a heavy pitch, what explosive footwork he's got and on our pitch he will be a real handful."

Wales captain Sam Warburton, who has not played since 1 October through injury, played the full 80 minutes as he hopes to feature in Wales' second autumn series match against Argentina.

Wilson continued, "I thought his performance, considering he's been out for a few weeks, was top drawer. He went out there and he certainly delivered.

"He led the team well as well when Matthew [Rees] came off the field and I'm sure he'll be back involved [with Wales]. He showed his qualities against Treviso and I'm sure he'll be back in a Wales shirt very soon."

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