Cardiff Blues 7 - 11 Ulster
HT 7-8
Mon 02 November 18:00 Rodney Parade Ref: Sam Grove-white Guinness PRO14

Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF - Cardiff Blues 7 Ulster 11 - Another gutsy defensive performance, but Lee-Lo's try was not enough for Cardiff Blues as Ulster continue their winning start. Y gwyr o Ogledd Iwerddon yn cipio'r fuddugoliaeth er gwaethaf amddiffyn cadarn a chais RLL.


Will Boyde wins the turnover as Ulster look to ramp up the attack on the edge of the 22. Been a good return to action for the robust back row. 7-11 #GuinnessPRO14



Ethan Lewis replaces Kristian Dacey as we approach the final stages here. 7-11 #GuinnessPRO14



Jamie Hill replaces Lewis Jones at scrum half, been a good shift from the Beddau boy. Corey Dom also returns to replace the departing Brad Thyer. 7-11 #GuinnessPRO14


Tovey sends us back into the 22 from a penalty. 7-11 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

John Cooney stretches Ulster's advantage to four with his second penalty of the evening. 7-11 #GuinnessPRO14



Great to see Owen Lane returning for his first Cardiff Blues appearance since his try-scoring performance against Scarlets January. He replaces Aled Summerhill. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


After a lengthy stoppage for treatment, Rey Lee-Lo is stretchered off here. Rounds of applause from both sides for the Samoan centre. We wish him the very best and will update you as soon as we can.



Tovey, Murphy, Andrews and Thyer are all introduced, replacing Smith, Ratti, Arhip and Domachowski. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


Another brilliant defensive set ends with Turnbull latching onto the loose ball, allowing Amos to clear. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


Olly Robinson taken out off the ball, with Jarrod Evans' trademark dummy catching the Ulster defence out, resulting in a penalty. The outside half takes us into the corner. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


Cardiff Blues enjoying the early share of penalties after he interval, and are now turning the screw on the visitors, camped on the try line. But after a few phases, possession is lost in the tackle and Ulster now have a chance to clear. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


A long, hanging kick from Lewis Jones is weighted perfectly for Hallam Amos to win the aerial battle. The wing's work allows Cardiff Blues to get on the front foot, and Ulster are penalised in midfield. However, Evans' effort drifts wide. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


Cardiff Blues finally awarded for their work at the breakdown, with Will Boyde claiming a big early penalty. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

It's scrappy, as Lowry picks up a loose ball and finds a spot to break through. Cooney fails to add the extras. 7-8 #GuinnessPRO14


Yellow Card

Olly Robinson is now sent to the bin after Sam Grove-White repeatedly pins the home side. 7-3 #GuinnessPRO14


You can't help but be proud of the fight the boys have for the jersey. Been a monumental defensive effort in this opening half. 7-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Plenty of heart and passion in that defensive set to deny Ulster on the try line, with phases surely racking up to double figures. However the referee awards Ulster another penalty and they will scrum once again. 7-3 #GuinnessPRO14



Big blow here for James Botham who is forced off, and is replaced by the Turnover King, Olly Robinson. 7-3 #GuinnessPRO14


That was a brilliant intervention from Nipper to deny McIlroy out wide. The Cardiff Blues D hold out but eventually concede a penalty and Ulster opt to scrum down. 7-3 #GuinnessPRO14



Try Time! Who predicted Rey as the first try scorer? A perfectly timed delay pass from Smith sends Boyde downstairs. With Ulster's backs to the wall, Jarrod chips ahead and Razor Rey finds himself in space to gather and touch down. Evans converts. 7-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Aled Summerhill floats a pass to Morgan, who initially beats McCloskey but is taken down and the attacking opportunity comes to an end with a knock on at the next phase. 0-3 #GuinnessPRO14


James Botham flashes on a loose ball, and now there an opportunity for the home side to play with ball in hand. Jarrod Evans threatens to half break, before an intelligent kick by Nipper pins Lowry back. The full back returns to find touch just outside 22. 0-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

After spending the majority of the opening quarter in the home 22, Ulster open the scoring through the boot of John Cooney. 0-3 #GuinnessPRO14


An Ulster penalty is sent to the corner, but a crooked throw sees a crucial turnover. Pressure not fully relieved however as there is a big scrum to follow. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Burns, who has a range of tactical kicks in his armoury, looks to test the hosts with a cross field kick, but Nipper gathers under pressure and calls the mark. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Ulster looking to gain the upper hand with the driving line-outs early on, but the Cardiff Blues pack stand up well. A Burns kick pins Cardiff Blues back and Morgan is forced to concede a close range line-out. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Thornton pinches a line-out and Lewis Jones chips ahead but the ball bounces in favour of Michael Lowry, despite pressure from Lee-Lo. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - Billy Burns gets us underway here at Rodney Parade. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14