Benetton Rugby 14 - 29 Cardiff Blues
HT 14-10
Sun 14 March 13:00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo Ref: Gianluca Gnecchi Guinness PRO14

Unreal feet from Nipper to skip past a couple of defenders, but just loses his balance as he breaks through. The ball is sent infield and Benetton are once again penalised on the floor. #GuinnessPRO14 14-29


Gill and Ratti combine to hold the ball up in midfield and force the turnover. Ellis Jenkins and Ben Thomas are both replaced by Alun Lawrence and Max Llewellyn. #GuinnessPRO14 14-29



Olly Robinson takes the ball at the front of the line-out and the maul is set, with Ellis Jenkins controlling proceedings from the base. The ball eventually comes to Thomas, who draws two defenders and is able offload to send Lee-Lo under the sticks. #GuinnessPRO14 14-29


Summerhill very close to breaking down the left after Evans' delayed pass unlocks the Benetton defence. With the hosts under pressure, Esposito concedes a penalty at the ruck but now his side face a 5m line-out. #GuinnessPRO14 14-22



Another big shift from Corey Domachowski, who is replaced by Rhys Gill, with the loosehead making his first appearance of the season after recovering from a bicep injury. #GuinnessPRO14 14-22



Seb Davies and Jamie Hill are replaced by James Ratti and Lewis Jones. #GuinnessPRO14 14-22



The forwards mounting pressure on the hosts and eventually the pressure pays off as Doma powers over under the sticks. Jarrod Evans slots the extras. #GuinnessPRO14 14-22


Into the final quarter, and Cardiff Blues are thumping on the door after Domachowski's carry puts them on the front foot. However, Turnbull's final surge is held up and we come back for a scrum on the 5m line. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15


Aled Summerhill intercepts and Benetton are penalised from the following breakdown. Evans sends us deep into the 22. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15


Turnbull, Thomas and replacement Lewis among those trucking it up following the scrum as Cardiff Blues attack on the fringe of the 22 but Robinson is isolated and Ruggeri comes in for a crucial turnover. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15



Try scorer Assiratti is replaced by the returning Dillon Lewis in the front row. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15


Wonderful half break from Evans after a fine pass deep from Assiratti. The ball eventually goes to Lee-Lo in the 13 channel but his attempted offload to Harries is knocked on by Tavuyara, who can consider himself fortunate to not concede a penalty there. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15


Tavuyara again looking dangerous, but impressive track back from Seb Davies to clatter the wing into touch. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15


Matthew Morgan sees space to counter and feeds Summerhill on the left. Blistering pace from the wing to get on the outside of Esposito and feeds Hill on his inside. Scrum half has Morgan in support, but a try saving tackle from Allan forces the ball on. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15



A loose ball from the back of a Benetton is gathered by Robinson who puts Jenkins through on a clean break. Ball goes wide to Thomas who does excellently to get on the outside and put Summerhill in space, who has a lot to do for a great finish. #GuinnessPRO14 14-15


Kick Off

With only four points in it, the teams are back out from the sheds and the hosts get us back underway at Stadio Comunale di Monigo. #GuinnessPRO14 14-10



Huge drives from Domachowski, Harries, Jenkins and Turnbull as Cardiff Blues put huge pressure on Benetton. But it's Assiratti who eventually powers his way over for his first try in Cardiff Blues colours. Evans' conversion sends us into half time. #GuinnessPRO14 14-10


Rey Lee-Lo making the half break on the outside and offloads to Ben Thomas on his inside. The centre is taken down but the Benetton defender is penalised for not rolling away. Evans sends it into the corner. #GuinnessPRO14 14-3


Try (Opp.)

Ivan Nemer crashes through for Benetton's second try of the afternoon, despite Olly Robinson's effort to hold the prop up. Allan adds the extras. #GuinnessPRO14 14-3


Another huge half from Jenkins, who wins yet another turnover after Turnbull's chop in the Cardiff Blues 22. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


Good work in defence from Belcher to strip the ball in midfield and force a knock on from the hosts. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


Benetton kick for the corner but Benetton knock on at the resulting line-out. Big five meters scrum here for the visitors. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


Corey Domachowski is penalised in the scrum, but replays suggest the decision was harsh on the loosehead prop. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


Good nudge by Jarrod Evans to find touch beyond the half-way line, but Benetton go quickly with the line-out. The Italians look to counter, but Ellis Jenkins' tackle does enough to dislodge the ball and force a knock on. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


A couple of trademark big hits from Josh Turnbull in midfield before Cardiff Blues' line-speed just forces Benetton into making handling errors as they look to go wide. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


Remarkable work from Olly Robinson to steal the ball from Benetton's driving line-out. No idea how the flanker came away with that one! #GuinnessPRO14 7-3



Early blow for Dai Young's side with Mason Grady forced off as the first quarter comes to an end. He's replaced by Jarrod Evans, with Ben Thomas shifting to 12. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


A couple of powerful charges for Jason Harries down the right, who refuses to take a backwards step, but the home defence are proving to be a stern test. Jamie Hill sends a hanging which is judged to perfection to drop just outside the 22. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


Penalty Goal

Corniel Els is penalised for not rolling away, and Ben Thomas points to the sticks. The young outside half makes no mistakes to put his side on the board. #GuinnessPRO14 7-3


Excellent work in defence by Rey Lee-Lo and Ellis Jenkins. The Samoan with a thumping hit that allows flanker Jenkins to get himself over the ball and win the penalty. #GuinnessPRO14 7-0


The hosts back on the fringes of the 22, but an inside ball is read by Olly Robinson, who intercepts and Jamie Hill clears downfield. #GuinnessPRO14 7-0


Try (Opp.)

Benetton threatening deep in the 22 and a throw to the back of the line gives them a promising attacking opportunity They go back down the blindside and Ratuva Tavuyara finishes acrobatically in the corner. Italian international Allan converts. #GuinnessPRO14 7-0


A neat move from the line out almost sees Ellis Jenkins' inside ball sending Aled Summerhill on the break, but the wing just can't keep hold of possession. Promising piece of play despite the mis-handling. #GuinnessPRO14 0-0


Matthew Morgan threatening on the fringes, and as the pressure is applied from the Benetton defence he pokes a neat kick behind to pin the hosts in the corner. #GuinnessPRO14 0-0


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y CIC GYNTAF - Matthew Morgan gets the final Guinness PRO14 away game of the season underway here in northern Italy. Matthew Morgan yn cychwyn y gêm yma yn Yr Eidal. #GuinnessPRO14 0-0