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.
Season Ticket holders at Cardiff Blues are reminded that they gain FREE entry to the British & Irish Cup pool fixtures this season - starting with Saturday's home fixture against Nottingham Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 2.30pm).
Teenage Cancer Trust will be collecting for valuable funds at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday afternoon ahead of our British & Irish Cup fixture with Nottingham Rugby (kick-off 2.30pm). Ahead of the game, we take a closer look at the charity and discover how they are making a difference...
Cardiff Blues suffered a first defeat of the season in the European Rugby Challenge Cup as a second half burst of tries from Harlequins saw the English side claim victory at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.