Despite his recent exploits on the international stage, British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton insists he is relishing the chance to throw himself back into club duties with Cardiff Blues.
The 26-year-old, who led the British & Lions to a famous 2-1 series triumph over Australia in 2013, revealed he turned down the chance of a week off to lead the Blues against Glasgow Warriors.
While Warburton has starred for Wales in recent months, his presence could not inspire the visitors as they fell to defeat at Scotstoun on Friday night.
But with a Welsh derby against rivals Ospreys next up, Warburton admits he is eager to help his club side finish their season in style.
“I never find it hard to have the motivation to play for Cardiff Blues,” Warburton told Wales Online.
“I came to Glasgow to play, the coaches gave me the option of having a rest ahead of Ospreys but I really wanted to get out there and put in a shift for Blues.
“We only have three games left so we need to go out all guns blazing. We have a week off now and we have got to go hard until the end of the season. Nothing else is good enough.
“We are going to have to produce one of our best performances of the season to beat the Ospreys. They are a top quality side and when we went to the Liberty Stadium we were well beaten.
“They are a well drilled team and have some big players so we will need to produce a huge performance and that is what I expect us to do.”
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