Benetton Rugby 28 - 31 Cardiff Blues
HT 15-10
Sat 30 November 15:00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo Ref: Andrew Brace Guinness PRO14

Really good read by Ioane to stop Lee-Lo in his tracks, but the hosts are penalised for going off their feet. Chance to gain some territory here as Tovey goes for the touchline. 28-24 #GuinnessPRO14



Another well-worked set piece sees replacement Alun Lawrence sneak over. Tovey adds the extras - he's impressed off the tee this evening. 28-22 #GuinnessPRO14


Another penalty for the visitors, and Amos goes for the corner. 28-17 #GuinnessPRO14


Huge driving line-out is stopped just short of the line. The attack continues, as Ben Thomas threatens to break through. 28-17 #GuinnessPRO14



Alun Lawrence and Ben Thomas head into action, replacing James Ratti and Ben Thomas. 28-17 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Benetton have the bonus point, and it's Federico Zani who powers over after a strong platform from a driving line-out. 28-17 #GuinnessPRO14



Changes in the front row as Keiron Assiratti and Rhys Gill are introduced. 23-17 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Instant response from the home side. Sgarbi offloads to Brex, who breaks down the centre. He's caught by Lee-Lo, but Allan put a low kick behind, and Ioane just wins the foot-race to dot down. 23-17 #GuinnessPRO14



Jason Tovey slots a stunning conversion from out wide to make it a one-point game. 18-17 #GuinnessPRO14



Close range set piece, and birthday boy Lloyd Williams celebrates the big 30 by diving in at the corner, taking advantage of the space down the blindside. 18-15 #GuinnessPRO14


Nipper spots the mis-match and makes a break on the outside, before feeding Lee-Lo. A fine run from the centre brings play into the 22 and the Blues are on the front foot. Brace blows for a penalty for the visitors. 18-10 #GuinnessPRO14



There has been a replacement as Shane Lewis-Hughes replaces James Botham in the back row. 18-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Smith's kick ahead is touched in the air, and Ioane fumbles the deflected ball into touch. Line-out in Benetton's half. 18-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Benetton edge further ahead through a Tommaso Allan penalty. 18-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Been a good defensive shift from Rey Lee-Lo today, and he scuppers another Benetton attack to take down Brex, who attempted a break on the outside. 15-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

Five points separate the sides as we get back underway at a chilly Treviso. 15-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Half Time

Final play of the half, and Benetton go for the corner with a penalty. They go for a strong drive, but Macauley Cook is on hand with fine defence to steal from the maul, and Williams kicks dead for half time. Five points separate the sides at the break. 15-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Benetton find space in the back field, and the footrace is on. Great pace from Lloyd Williams to recover, however. 15-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Halafihi pops Tavuyara into space once again. He chips ahead this time, but the ball lands in Tovey's hands who kicks downfield. The Fijian international is proving to be a handful. 15-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Tavuyara, who has threatened all afternoon, is released down the right and finishes impressively in the corner, despite good recovery from Tovey. Allan's conversion is pushed wide. 15-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Benetton threaten from the inside ball of the line, but Botham is on hand to chop. Heroic work from Thyer to latch over the ball and win the turnover. However, the prop is unlucky as he is caught by the hosts, who forced a maul turnover. 10-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

We're back where we started. Jason Tovey's penalty brings us level! 10-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Jason Tovey will line-up for a shot at goal here, looking to bring the scores level. 10-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Benetton once again on the attack, and come within inches, but are denied by Botham and Amos. However, the pressure finally gives way as Marco Riccioni powers over. Allan converts. 10-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Ioane was in touch, but the crowd are making themselves heard here at Stadio Monigo as Cardiff Blues try to exit. 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Benetton pick up a loose pass in midfield, and Tavuyara thunders down the right-hand side. Botham and Amos combine to bring the wing down, but the ball is worked to the opposite side, and Ioane does his best to cross in the corner. We'll go to the TMO. 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14


The ball is turned over and we play from deep. Nipper runs out of room, and hacks ahead into the hosts' half. Benetton retrieve possession but are penalised for a late hit. 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Benetton win a penalty at scrum time, and Allan sends them back into the 22. Big defensive shift to come... 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14



Huge drive from the line-out and it's a try for James Botham on his first Guinness PRO14 start for the region! Tovey knocks the conversion through the sticks. 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14


First visit to the Benetton 22 here, and it's a good set of attack. Amos makes a lovely break down the blindside. He looks to offload on the inside, but Tavuyara intercepts and knocks the ball into touch. 0-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Waves of attack from Benetton result in the first points of the game, as Tommaso Allan breaks the deadlock with a straight-forward penalty. 0-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Superb read by Morgan as Ignacio Brex pokes a kick towards the try line, but the full back is on hand to recover possession. The hosts with all the pressure so far, but the deadlock is yet to be broken. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


The danger man Tavuyara makes a break down the middle, but Jason Tovey is on hand to make a crucial tackle. Lee-Lo also put in an important hit on Halafihi before the penalty is won, giving Tovey an opportunity to clear. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


First dangerous attack from the hosts here, and they pin Cardiff Blues back with Jayden Hayward finding touch deep in the 22. Line-out is won, and Lloyd Williams clears. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Promising piece of play between Amos and Morgan to release Lloyd Williams down the left, but play is brought back as Amos' foot was in touch. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Tovey wins some yards as he kicks ahead and finds touch inside the Benetton half 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

Jason Tovey get us underway, and Matthew Morgan deals with the first testing kick under pressure. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14