Cardiff Rugby 31 - 29 Dragons RFC
HT 18-14
Sat 23 October 17:15 Cardiff Arms Park Ref: Ben Whitehouse United Rugby Championship

Full Time

Dragons have the last word, coming away with two bonus points as Maksymiw goes over in the final play. 31-29


Huge roar from the CAP crowd as Shane Lewis Hughes wins a turnover and Evans opts for the corner with a bonus point in sight. 31-22 #URC


Garyn Smith bursts through the hole after being fed by Fish (!) but his offload goes astray and Dragons manage to clear their lines. Smith bron a thorri'n rhydd ond ei bas i Morgan yn mynd i'r llawr a mae'r Dreigiau yn llwyddo i gael gwared o'r perygl. 31-22 #URC


Will Davies-King is on, replacing Dmitri Arhip, and continues the good work up front as the maul is still on top and giving the Blue and Blacks some good territory. 31-22 #URC


Tonight's official attendance is 8,194. Diolch i chi gyd am gefnogi! Thanks to everyone for your brilliant support this evening! 31-22 #URC



Rory Thornton, on his 50th appearance for the club, makes way for Teddy Williams. 31-22 #URC


With an extra man out wide, Dragons threaten when going wide, but Boyde pops up with another crucial turnover. Boyde yn allweddol yn yr amddiffyn heno, ac yn dwyn y bel unwaith eto wrth i'r Dreigiau bwyso. 31-22 #URC


Dyer, after initially being denied by good recovery work from Boyde, is given a second chance at it and coasts through in the corner after the man advantage pays off. Dyer yn croesi yn y cornel wrth i'r ymwelwyr ymateb. 31-22 #URC


Penalty Goal

Evans tries his luck from half-way.... and makes no mistake with a terrific effort! Cic wych gan Evans o'r hanner i ymestyn mantais y tim cartref. 31-17 #URC


Penalty Goal

Dragons are penalised for offside and Evans adds three for the hosts. The visitors are then penalised for offside at the restart. Evans yn gwthio Caerdydd ymhellach ar y blaen, a mae'r tim cartref yn cael cic gosb arall o'r ail-ddechrau. 28-17 #URC


Red Card

Lee-Lo is shown a red card after a high tackle on Davies, who adds three from the resulting penalty. Lee-Lo yn gweld y cerdyn coch ar ôl tacl uchel, a mae cic gosb y maswr yn rhoi'r Dreigiau o fewn wyth. 25-17 #URC


Great pass from Jordan Williams gives Holmes some breathing space down the left. Dragons advance into the 22 and force a penalty. However, we go up to the TMO for a potential high tackle from Lee-Lo. Ni'n edrych ar dacl uchel posib gan Lee-Lo... 25-14 #URC



The pack rumble forward from a line-out and are taken down inches short. Whitehouse is immediately under the sticks to award the hosts with a penalty try. Y blaenwyr yn rhy gryf o'r llinell, gan arwain at gais cosb. 25-14 #URC


Nipper taken out as he claims the high ball but ref plays on. Dragons win the turnover, with numbers out wide, and Sam Davies sends Fry over in the corner. However, after going to the TMO the initial aerial challenge is penalised and we're back for a Cardiff pen. 18-14 #URC


Evans gets us back underway here, and the Cardiff forwards win an early turnover after Bateman is held up in the tackle. Gwaith da yn blaenwyr yn gorfodi'r sgrym yn y munud agoriadol. 18-14 #URC


Half Time

HALF TIME | HANNER AMSER - Attacking opportunity in the final play after Boyde won the penalty at the breakdown, but Amos' kick through just evades Fish and runs dead. Caerdydd yn agos i ychwanegu cais ond Fish yn methu a chyraedd cic Amos. 18-14 #URC



Lloyd Williams turns creator as his clever nudge through puts it in the path of Amos, who had plenty to do to win the footrace and dot down. Williams yn creu y tro hwn, gyda Amos yn ennill y ras i'w gic tu ôl i'r amddiffyn. 18-14 #URC



Dan Fish is into the action as Jason Harries is forced off. Dan Fish yn dychwelyd! 13-14 #URC


Another big effort from the pack at scrum time allows Cardiff to advance upfield. Y pac yn gryf yn y sgrymiau hyd yn hyn, ac yn gadael i Evans ddod a'r chwarae i hanner y Dreigiau. 13-14 #URC


Excellent work from the Arms Park faithful so far tomurge the boys back into the contest. Y dorf yma i'w clywed ym Mharc yr Arfau! 13-14 #URC


Penalty Goal

Only a score in it as Evans adds another three from the tee. However, there's disappointment for Domachowski who is forced off after receiving earlier treatment, replaced by Thyer. 13-14 #URC


Huge rip from Screech allows Cardiff to counter from deep. Morgan and Evans combine to send Amos clear down the left. He pins his ears back and is just brought down by Jordan Williams but his offload is intercepted. 10-14 #URC



Build up play eventually allows Lloyd Williams to spot the gap in defence and snipe over. Inspiration from the experienced nine when it was much needed! 10-14 #URC


Lovely stuff from the returning Evans to jink his way through the first line of defence and put the visitors on the back foot. 3-14 #URC


Williams returns for the hosts, who now have a mountain to climb as we approach the end of the first quarter. They need a spark, and Morgan provides some with an excellent counter to win meters and ultiamtely a penalty. 3-14 #URC


Try (Opp.)

The visitors retaining possession well in the 22 and despite some stern defence from 14-men Cardiff, the Dragons do cross for a second through Mesake Doge. 3-14 #URC


Excellent work by Harries to deny Dixon and hold the centre up but we come back for another Dragons penalty as pressure now mounts on the hosts. Pwysau yn cynyddu ar y tim cartref. 3-7 #URC



Max Llewellyn heads off for a HIA, and is replaced by Garyn Smith as Dragons manage to hold out Cardiff from close range. Llewellyn bant am y tro wrth i'r Dreigiau gadw Caerdydd mas o bum metr allan. 3-7 #URC


Matthew Morgan fills in at nine and feeds the scrum, who charge forward and duly win the penalty. Evans sends us right up to the edge of the 22. Sgrym gadarn yn gadael i Gaerdydd yn ennill tir. 3-7 #URC


Yellow Card

Excellent last ditch tackle from Jarrod Evans as Jordan Williams threatens to break away, but Lloyd Williams is sent to the bin for a high tackle in the follow up. Melyn i'r mewnwr Williams wrth i'r Dreigiau fygwth. 3-7 #URC


Penalty Goal

Whitehouse penalises the visitors and Evans lines up to take a shot at goal... and makes no mistakes to put his side on the board. Evans a'r pwyntiau cyntaf i'r tim cartref, sydd yn taro yn ôl gyda cic gosb. 3-7 #URC


Sam Davies sends it out on the fukl and we'll come back for a Cardiff line-out inside the 22. Camgymeriad Davies yn rhoi cyfle i'r tim cartref i ymosod o'r llinell. 0-7 #URC


Try (Opp.)

Dragons fly out of the blocks and after going through the phases, Taylor Davies crashes over to open the scoring. Davies adds the extras. 0-7 #URC


A strong scrum from the hosts but the visitors come away with possession on their own put-in and are now attacking in these early stages. Sgrym gynnar yn rhoi cyfle i'r ymwelwyr. 0-0 #URC


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - Sam Davies gets us underway for this hotly anticipated derby at CAP! Sam Davies i gychwyn y gem yma ym Mharc yr Arfau. 0-0 #URC