Benetton Rugby 69 - 21 Cardiff Rugby
HT 31-7
Fri 20 May 18:00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo Ref: Eoghan Cross United Rugby Championship

Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF - Benetton Rugby 69-21 Cardiff #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

Benetton add another through Smith, who converts his own score to take them to 69 points for the evening. 69-21 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

Federico Ruzza intercepts in midfield and goes all the way to extend the hosts' lead. 55-21 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

Rhyno Smith with a seventh for Benetton. 48-21 #URC #BENvCAR



Once again it's the close-range line-out that sets up the platform. Efan Daniel goes close and, after a couple of further phases, Ben Thomas calls for it out wide, and his short pass sends Llewellyn on the rampage. 43-21 #URC #BENvCAR



Double change in the front row also sees Corey Domoachowski and Efan Daniel on the field. 43-14 #URC #BENvCAR



Josh Turnbull and Ben Thomas introduced as the final quarter approaches. 43-14 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

Try Benetton, with Braley adding the hosts' sixth of the evening. 43-14 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

Benetton reply and the damage is made down the right hand side. Outside half Albornoz is on hand to take advantage of the numbers and cross for his second. 38-14 #URC #BENvCAR



Dillon Lewis - included in Wales' squad for the Summer Tour to South Africa - is on and replaces Dmitri Arhip in the front row. 31-14 #URC #BENvCAR



Ellis Jenkins takes a quick tap from short range as the captain looks to inject momentum into his side. The pack take charge of the attack and there's no stopping Carre from adding a second. 31-14 #URC #BENvCAR


Winnett having some bright moments in these opening stages of the second half, looking dangerous with ball in hand. 31-7 #URC #BENvCAR


We're back underway in Treviso and Ellis Jenkins looks to release Owen Lane after stepping past the on-rushing defender. The wing is quickly closed down and he hacks downfield into space. 31-7 #URC #BENvCAR


Half Time

HALF TIME | HANNER AMSER - Four tries puts the hosts in the driving seat at the interval, with Rhys Carre dotting down in the latter stages. | Rhys Carre yn croesi yn hwyr yn yr hanner cyntaf, ond y tim cartref sydd yn rheoli'r gem hyd yn hyn. 31-7 #URC #BENvCAR



Llewellyn going through a lot of work, and getting some change with his powerful carries and earning a penalty. Cardiff kick to the corner and Lloyd Williams feeds Carre from the resulting line-out, who powers over. 31-7 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

The relentless Benetton eventually do cross for a fourth, and it's Braley who's under the sticks after prop Thomas Gallo makes the initial break. The loosehead combines with Lamaro with fine handling skills to send Braley clear. 31-0 #URC #BENvCAR


A certain try-saver from Llewellyn after Smith's initial burst in the outside channel. With Benetton on the front foot, Albornoz looks for Bellini with the kick-pass, but the wing is drawn onto the touchline on the gather as the try-line goes begging. 24-0 #URC #BENvCAR


Penalty Goal

With Cardiff needing a spark, it's provided by Owen Lane and Seb Davies with a lovely inter-play down the right. The lock goes racing clear, but the final pass - looking to return possession to Lane - doesn't go to hand. Moments later Smith adds three. 24-0 #URC #BENvCAR


Benetton break from deep after a knock-on in the hosts' 22. They spot acres of space in the backfield, but a crucial tackle from Grady prevents the kick from being completed, forcing the knock on. 21-0 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

It's a third try for the home side with the captain Michele Lamaro sliding in under the posts. 21-0 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

Brex the instigator as Benetton add a second. The centre's pass puts Tomas Albornoz in space behind, and he has the legs to slice through and finish. 14-0 #URC #BENvCAR


Try (Opp.)

Try - Benetton with the opening score here in Treviso. Great initial steal from Rhys Carre in the Cardiff 22, but possession is then immediately pinched back by Halafihi, who wins a penalty. The hosts go to the corner and bundle over. Smith converts. 7-0 #URC #BENvCAR


An early opportunity comes Benetton's way, but Braley's pass is fumbled, allowing the visitors to clear to the half way line. Cardiff so far surviving Benetton's attacking threats. 0-0 #URC #BENvCAR


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - Rhys Priestland kicks us off on a glorious evening in Treviso. Priestland yn cychwyn y gem yma yn Stadio Comunale di Monigo. 0-0 #URC #BENvCAR