Cardiff Rugby 19 - 29 Vodacom Bulls
HT 16-3
Sat 09 October 19:35 Cardiff Arms Park Ref: Chris Busby United Rugby Championship

Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Chris Smith restores Bulls' 10-point advantage with a penalty in front of the sticks. 19-29 #URC


Penalty Goal

Priestland replies with a long range penalty of his own to cut the visitors' lead back to seven. 19-26 #URC


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Long range effort from Smith sees Bulls opening up a 10-point lead. 16-26 #URC


7,725 tickets issued for this evening's match! Thank you all for your amazing support! Big final 10 to come! 16-23 #URC



Matthew Morgan replaces Hallam Amos. 16-23 #URC


We're in the corner, looking for a quick reaction. The drive is set-up but collapses just short. Lee-Lo fumbles and now Bulls counter with lightning quick pace. Lee-Lo does remarkably well to make a last ditch tackle and force a knock on. 16-23 #URC


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Another three from Smith extends the visitors' lead. 16-23 #URC


Try (Opp.)

The ball fumbles back in the tackle as Hallam Amos looks to release Lee-Lo. Bulls hack downfield and Tambwe wins the footrace to touch down. TMO says no knock on in the tackle and the score stands. 16-20 #URC



Double replacement as Tomos Williams and Willis Halaholo enter the fray. Lloyd Williams and Ben Thomas are the ones to make way. 16-13 #URC


A Lloyd Williams quick tap and kick behind almost catches Bulls napping but Tambwe just beats Lane to the ball. 16-13 #URC


Priestland strikes the upright but the rebound is gathered by Arendse and Vodacom Bulls manage to clear downfield. 16-13 #URC


Thomas and Lee-Lo combine well to take play into the 22 from the resulting scrum. Dillon Lewis pulls back to Priestland, which opens up the space for Thomas behind, but his chip behind just evades Lane. 16-13 #URC


A perfectly judged Garryowen from Hallam Amos forces a handling error by the Bulls' back three. 16-13 #URC



Double change at prop with Dmitri Arhip and Rhys Carre making way for Dillon Lewis and Corey Domachowski. 16-13 #URC


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Again the visitors are making dents in the home defence and a penalty in front the sticks gives Chris Smith an opportunity to bring the scores within three... and he makes no mistakes with a straight-forward effort. 16-13 #URC


Try (Opp.)

It's an early score in this second half for Bulls as they take a close range tap and Elrigh Louw bulldozes through. Extras added from Smith. 16-10 #URC


We're back underway and the restart pins the hosts right back in their half. Early pressure from the visitors as they look for swift points in this second half. 16-3 #URC


Half Time

Half time whistle is blown and a big round of applause from the Arms Park crowd after a good opening 40 from the hosts. Screech's try and the boot of Priestland sees Dai Young's side heading into the break with the lead. 16-3 #URC


Big turnover from Boyde allows the Blue and Blacks to advance to the fringe of Vodacom Bulls' 22. 16-3 #URC


Penalty Goal

Huge scrum effort from the hosts allows Priestland to add another three from the tee. 16-3 #URC



Blood replacement here as Matthew Screech departs, with Rory Thornton introduced. 13-3 #URC


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Arhip is penalised for failing to roll away and Bulls open their account of the evening through Chris Smith. 13-3 #URC


Seb Davies makes a return from the sin bin as Bismarck du Plessis makes a powerful charge downfield following an over-throw at the line-out. 13-0 #URC



Plenty of patience in attack, with Arhip and Carre very prominent in attack but it's Matthew Screech - tonight's programme cover star - who powers over, thanks to some assistance from Myhill. Priestland adds the extras. 13-0 #URC


Lee-Lo trucks up at first phase and Carre carries well, despite the Bulls' line-speed. We're just meters out here. 6-0 #URC



Best wishes to Vodacom Bulls outside half Johan Goosen who is helped off the field after losing his footing on the counter.


End to end rugby as Cardiff win a crucial turnover in the 22 and Priestland's cross-kick is hacked downfield. The chase forces Bulls into a couple of errors and we now have a scrum deep in the South Africans' 22. 6-0 #URC


A couple of huge cover tackles from Amos and Adams to deny the visitors after Arendse wins a footrace to a grubber. Adams recovers to look for the turnover but is penalised. 6-0 #URC


Penalty Goal

Penalties are mounting against the visitors here. This time it's Rhys Carre getting himself over the ball as Bulls looked to exit their half. Priestland steps up and doubles his and Cardiff's tally for the evening. 6-0 #URC



Early blow for the hosts here as Josh Navidi is forced off with an injury. The back row is replaced by club captain Josh Turnbull. 3-0 #URC


Yellow Card

Lane is released out wide and a fine pop inside allows Will Boyde to continue on the attack. Once again we're in Vodacom Bulls' 22 but the TMO is looking at a Seb Davies clear-out. He's pinned for a shoulder charge and duly shown the yellow card. 3-0 #URC


Penalty Goal

Opening points comes from the boot of Rhys Priestland. 3-0 #URC


Busby awards the hosts another penalty and Priestland this time points to the sticks... 0-0 #URC


Quick tap from Lloyd Williams allows the hosts to bring some zip into their attack. They advance into the Bulls' 22 and go wide to Navidi. He throws a dummy and seems destined for the whitewash but an away defender pops up out of nowhere to deny him. Promising start 0-0 #URC


Goosen attempts an early chip behind but it's well read by Ben Thomas. A big hand-off from Seb Davies sees the lock gaining extra yards as Cardiff venture into the visitors' half. 0-0 #URC


Kick Off

Kirby Myhill leads the side out here in front of a lively CAP crowd, with Rhys Priestland kicking us off. 0-0 #URC