The quarter final of the DC Thomas Cup saw Bridgend take the initiative and score following an over lap on the blind side.
Cardiff consolidated themselves and saw their pack begin to take control. Hooker and pack leader, Sam Sweetingham asserted his authority, with a number of excellent bulldozing runs into the heart of the Bridgend defence. Superb rucking by James Mason, Owen Paul, Kyle Abraham and Ryan Ellery offered clean, quick ball to Cardiff's exciting back line.
On the 22nd minute, centre Mathew Marley beat his opposite number. Full back Danny Wardle entered the line at pace, creating an overlap and the ball was released. Swift and accurate passing saw Gabriel Davies break free to run in a 60 meter try under the posts, converted by the cool headed outside half Joshua Rees.
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.