Cardiff Rugby director of rugby Dai Young is keen for his side to book a home tie in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16, after they sealed a spot in the knockout stages with a 42-10 home drubbing of Newcastle Falcons last Sunday.

The Welsh side are flying high at the top of Pool A with 15 points from their three games and a massive points difference of 110 going into Saturday’s Round 4 trip to CA Brive.

“It was a really positive performance to take us through, which is the first tick in the box,” Young said. “The second tick in the box for us now is about Brive and making sure we get a win out there. Hopefully, that will give us a home draw in the knockouts.

“If you go out there with a frame of mind that you only need one or two points, you’ll end up coming back with nothing, so we’ve got to go there to win.

“If we can get a result out there, hopefully that means we finish in the top two and that gives us a real shot then. There are only quality teams in this competition, but we’d be facing those quality teams at home.

“A home draw would be important for any team. Everybody is far more comfortable at home.”

However, Young was forced to make a number of changes in the backs due to injury last weekend, leaving only five players in the line by the end of the match, and he fears what that will mean at Stade Amédée-Domenech.

“Certainly, we will have a bit of a patched-up backline,” he said. “That is a concern for us, but we’ll see who comes through.

“Whoever goes out there, though, will do the jersey proud. But as I say, we’re certainly getting stretched at the moment.”