Cardiff Blues 11 - 20 Munster
HT 8-6
Fri 26 February 20:00 Cardiff Arms Park Ref: Adam Jones Guinness PRO14

Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF - Cardiff Blues 11 Munster 20 - Ellis Jenkins named Guinness Player of the Match but it's the visitors coming away with the win.


Try (Opp.)

Munster with a rare second half opportunity, but a dominating driving line-out sees them over in the corner. Carbery's effort from wide is over. 11-20 #GuinnessPRO14


Just a word on Mason Grady, the 18 year old who blasts past three tackle attempts, including World Cup winning Springbok De Allende to give his side the initial field position and momentum. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14



Llongyfarchiadau to Theo Bevacqua, the academy player who is on for his senior debut! 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Olly Robinson extremely unlucky not to win a penalty at the breakdown, but the hosts do come away with the scrum. Wonderful, tricky cross field from Thomas makes it difficult for Haley, who concedes the line-out in his own 22 after a great chase by Lane. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14



Lewis Jones - the last Guinness Pro14 try scorer at Cardiff Arms Park before the pandemic - replaces Jamie Hill, who was very promising this evening. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14



Keiron Assiratti joins fellow academy products Belcher and Domachowski in the front row. Meanwhile, a great defensive read from Mason Grady forces a knock on in midfield. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14



Keiron Assiratti joins fellow academy products Belcher and Domachowski in the front row. Meanwhile, a great defensive read from Mason Grady forces a knock on in midfield. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Great effort from Ben Thomas from the tee but he strikes the uprights for the second time this evening. So close to putting his side back ahead. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14



Double replacement for the hosts with Seb Davies and Shane Lewis-Hughes making way for the returning James Ratti and Olly Robinson. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Ben Thomas smack on the half way, but just doesn't have the legs on that one. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Crucial turnover in midfield from... guess who? Yup, Ellis Jenkins. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Hanrahan's chip ahead puts Munster on the front foot and they patiently truck it up with Jean Klyne crashing over under the sticks. Hanrahan's conversion puts Munster ahead for the first time this evening. 11-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

It's got the legs..... and it's got the accuracy! Calm, composed head from the young outside half to slot the penalty. 11-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster are penalised for not releasing the tackled player, and Ben Thomas will look to strike from around 43m. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


A huge defensive set with some crucial interventions from the likes of Ben Thomas, Liam Belcher and Shane Lewis-Hughes as once again Munster fail to break through and the latter coming up with the turnover. Excellent aggressive defence. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


A handling error from Munster in the 22 allows Ben Thomas and Rey Lee-Lo to hack downfield, and we suddenly found ourselves at the opposite end of the field. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster win a penalty at scrum time after a competitive contest, and Hanrahan points to the sticks. The fly half's effort drifts to hit the post and Jamie Hill is on alert to pick up the rebound under pressure. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

JJ Hanrahan gets us back underway with only two points in it at the interval. Liam Belcher replaces Kirby Myhill at the break. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Half Time

HALF TIME | HANNER AMSER - Seb Davies with the only try of the half as the hosts head into the break with a two point lead. Dim ond dau bwynt ynddi wedi cais Seb Davies. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

And just like that Hanrahan replies with his second penalty of the evening to make it a two point game once again. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

Ben Thomas slots a penalty to regain the five point advantage. Really promising signs with the young half back duo controlling matters well. 8-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Jamie Hill is wide awake to send a galloping Owen Lane racing down field on the blind. He's closed down but his kick pins Munster right back in their 22 and the hosts are rewarded as McCarthy's kick fails to exit the 22. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster's throw is crooked and Cardiff Blues pack down for a scrum on the edge of their own 22. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Cardiff Blues return to 15 players as Seb Davies returns. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

With 27 minutes on the clock, Munster have their first points on the board as Hanrahan slots a simple penalty after a period of sustained pressure. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


It's yet another turnover from Ellis Jenkins in a crucial area of the field as Munster look for a reply while Cardiff Blues are down to 14. 5-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Wow! Nick McCarthy will have his eye on the line, but Ellis Jenkins comes from nowhere with a bruising tackle, and it's double reward for the hosts as Razor Rey is over for a turnover penalty. A huge try saving moment. 5-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Another over-throw from O'Byrne and this time it's Ellis Jenkins who comes out with it and Ben Thomas clears. 5-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Yellow Card

Try scorer Seb Davies is sent to the sin bin for some minor afters at the breakdown after Ben Thomas' thumping tackle out wide. 5-0 #GuinnessPRO14



A really promising set play, with the likes of Grady and Hill crucial to building momentum, eventually leads to Thomas' pass sending lock Davies through for the opener. 5-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster over-throw at the line and Myhill is on hand to pick up the loose ball and charge upfield. A great break and pass from Mason Grady puts Cardiff Blues on the ascendancy on the edge of the 22. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster building momentum through the phases, but Jamie Hill intercepts and hacks downfield. Nash recovers well to return the ball downfield and Ben Thomas attempts a cross field kick to find house mate Owen Lane, but it just evades the wing's path. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster turning the screw, but Shane Lewis-Hughes pops out of a breakdown on the 5m line with the ball and Jamie Hill clears the lines. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


After a promising opening couple of minutes from the hosts, Munster now enjoying the majority of possession and a penalty gives them territory inside the Cardiff Blues 22. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y CIC GYNTAF - It's Matthew Morgan who gets us underway as Guinness PRO14 rugby returns to Cardiff Arms Park. Rygbi PRO14 yn ôl yn y brifddinas a Matthew Morgan sydd yn cychwyn y gêm.