Cardiff Blues: Rhys Patchell wants Dale McIntosh & Paul John to stay

Rhys Patchell, Cardiff Blues
Rhys Patchell touched down against Zebre at Arms Park

Cardiff Blues outside-half Rhys Patchell says he hopes coaches Paul John and Dale McIntosh are able to stay at the region.

John and McIntosh took temporary charge of the Blues after Mark Hammett's departure in February.

Both have applied for the vacant head coach role and Patchell says he wants the pair of them to remain at the Arms Park.

"I'd be thrilled to see those two stay but it's not my decision," he said.

"We've got to put our faith in the board to make the right decision.

"I personally think the world of Chief [McIntosh] and [Paul] John because they've done an awful lot for me through my career so far and I'll be in their debt forever for what they have done."

Cardiff Blues finished the season 10th in the Pro12, the lowest position of all the Welsh regions.

They completed their league fixtures with a 29-5 win over bottom side Zebre.

Patchell kicked two conversions and scored a try in the win and admits it has been a disappointing season.

"We need to improve. We should have performed better," he said.

"We are not a 10th-placed team with the quality of players that we've got and next season we'll be writing those wrongs hopefully.

"The players will work as hard as we can pre-season to put a better product on the field next year."

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