Cardiff Blues 16 - 12 Dragons
HT 10-5
Thu 26 December 15:00 Cardiff Arms Park Ref: Nigel Owens Guinness PRO14
80

Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF | Cardiff Blues 16 Dragons 12

77

Great option by Adams to hack ahead and force Rosser to concede a line-out inside his own 22. 16-12 #GuinnessPRO14

76

Tense final five minutes here at CAP! 16-12 #GuinnessPRO14

69

Penalty Goal

Tovey's penalty opens up a four point gap. 16-12 #GuinnessPRO14

67

Strong run from Adams, before Ben Thomas is unlucky not to pick out Lane with a crossfield kick. However, we come back for a Cardiff Blues penalty. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

66

Some wonderful offloads from the home side here but the final pass just can't be held onto. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

64

Replacement

Huge shift from Navidi, who is replaced by Seb Davies. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

60

A patient defence eventually forces Davies to try a grubber through. He finds touch and the hosts take a quick line-out and hack downfield to clear the pressure. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

56

Tovey's long range penalty attempt hits the uprights. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

55

Replacement

Jarrod Evans is replaced by Jason Tovey. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

54

Ben Thomas' line-speed puts Dragons under pressure. They knock on and are then penalised for offside. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

50

Penalty Goal

Penalty from Evans puts us back ahead. 13-12 #GuinnessPRO14

49

Josh Adams counters and is taken down by a high tackle from Rhodri Williams. Penalty for the hosts. 10-12 #GuinnessPRO14

48

Official attendance at a sold out Cardiff Arms Park is 12,125! Diolch to all for your support this afternoon!

47

Conversion (Opp.)

Sam Davies adds the extras 10-12 #GuinnessPRO14

46

Try (Opp.)

Basham intercepts and races downfield. Evans does brilliantly to recover, but the ball is recycled and former Cardiff Blues lock Matthew Screech dots down. 10-10 #GuinnessPRO14

45

Evans' effort from half way strikes the bar and falls short. Very unlucky for the outside half. 10-5 #GuinnessPRO14

44

Instant impact from Rhys Gill, who makes a cracking hit on Cory Hill, paving the way for Navidi to win a penalty at the resulting breakdown. 10-5 #GuinnessPRO14

41

Kick Off

Jarrod Evans gets us back underway here, with a change made at loosehead as Rhys Gill comes on. 10-5 #GuinnessPRO14

40

Half Time

Only five points in it at the break, as the heavens open up. 10-5 #GuinnessPRO14

39

Try (Opp.)

Dragons are over the whitewash as we approach half time, and it's Taine Basham who dots down from the base of a strong driving maul. 10-5 #GuinnessPRO14

32

A classic Olly Robinson turnover earns his side another penalty, and Evans will go for the corner. 10-0 #GuinnessPRO14

28

Penalty Goal

Jarrod Evans adds three points from the tee. 10-0 #GuinnessPRO14

25

Rhodri Williams finds ground behind Josh Adams, but his kick rolls behind the dead ball line. Cardiff Blues scrum inside the Dragons half. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14

22

Great vision by Hallam Amos to hack downfield, and Josh Turnbull, Josh Adams and Tomos Williams combine to drag the covering Talbot-Davies into touch. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14

20

Ben Thomas strips in midfield and gives his side an opportunity to counter. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14

16

Smashing hit from Ben Thomas in midfield after a confusion whether the ball went into touch or not. The centre was certainly on his toes! 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14

15

Hallam Amos with a solid tackle on his opposite number to deny a clear opportunity, and forces a knock on in the process. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14

11

Try

Jarrod Evans, who's looked dangerous already this afternoon, breaks the line and finds Lewis-Hughes in support, who shows his power to finish. Evans adds the extras. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14

9

Josh Adams with a stunning cover tackle, backed up by the jackal. Tomos spots the gap behind, and the bounce forces Sam Davies to take it into touch. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14

7

Dragons with the early pressure here, as they pound on the Cardiff Blues door, but Navidi wins the turnover penalty on his own line to relieve the pressure. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14

4

Lane makes an arching run around the back, but is eventually dealt with by Dixon, who turns the ball over. Dragons clear downfield, and Evans jinks past a couple of defenders before knocking on. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14

3

Owen Lane deals with the high ball, under pressure from Ashton Hewitt, and wins a penalty as the Dragons wing tackles him in the air.

2

Josh Adams setting the tone in defence here, as he closes down Talbot-Davies and forces Dragons backwards!

0

Kick Off

Sam Davies gets us underway. Y Dreigiau gyda'r gic gyntaf.