Cardiff Rugby 29 - 27 Leinster
HT 13-10
Sat 29 January 19:35 Cardiff Arms Park Ref: Mike Adamson United Rugby Championship

One final chance here as the clock turns to red, but there's a long way to go with possession at halfway. #URC 26-27


Harry Byrne takes his time with a touchline effort, and keeps his cool to slot, putting Leinster ahead again. #URC 26-27



After reclaiming the ball initially to set up the attack, Summerhill tracks round to take the pass from Evans and a wonderful offload finds Lee-Lo. Quick hands from the Samoan sends Amos clear as a wonderful conversion from Evans puts the hosts ahead. #URC 26-24


Ross Byrne strikes the bar from a long range strikes inside his own half. Cardiff clear, but Aled Summerhill manages to gather Williams' clearance and hurdles downfield and into the 22. That's got the crowd rocking. #URC 19-24


Two replacements here as Max Llewellyn replaces Ben Thomas, with Kirby Myhill making way for debutant academy hooker Efan Daniel. Llongyfarchiadau enfawr i Efan Daniel! Moment balch i fachwr yr academi. #URC 19-24


Another Dillon Lewis steal at the breakdown allows Evans to bring play to Leinster's 22. Lewis unwaith eto yn dangos ei gryfderau yn ardal y dacl i roi'r tiriogaeth i'w dim. #URC 19-24


Evans looks to provide a spark, as he shimmies past a pair of Leinster defenders. Amos and Williams also produce clever kicks to pin the visitors back. #URC 19-24


Try (Opp.)

With a man advantage, Leinster strike to take the lead, as Scott Penny peels off the maul, down the short-side and storms over. Penny yn rhoi'r Gwyddelod ar y blaen, wrth i Botham baratoi i ddychwelyd i'r maes. #URC 19-24



Teddy Williams is on as Rory Thornton receives medical treatment. Having laid out flat, it's a relief to see the big man on his feet to depart. Very best wishes to Rory. Pob dymuniad da i Thornton, sydd yn gadael y cae. #URC 19-17


Dillon Lewis produces the turnover and Cardiff have a scrum on the fringes of the 22. Sgrym i'r tim cartref ar ffiniau'r 22 ar ôl ymdrech Lewis yn ardal y dacl. #URC 19-17


Try (Opp.)

Leinster turn to their forwards to look for the breakthrough and after a number of punches, they finally get through as James Tracy drives over. Yr ymwelwyr yn croesi o'r diwedd trwy'r eilydd James Tracy. #URC 19-17


Yellow Card

After Evans opens up a nine-point gap, Leinster immediately look for a reply. It's ferocious work from the defence, who look to have held the ball up. However, following replays, Botham is penalised for hands in the ruck and sent to the bin. #URC 19-10


Cardiff going through the phases but Leinster holding firm. A huge Domachowski clear out not only prevents a turnover but also wins the penalty. Caerdydd yn mwynhau'r mwyafrif o'r meddiant a tiriogaeth, ac yn ennill cic gosb arall. #URC 16-10


From the restart, Moore powers through the contact and gallops downfield, bringing play to the visitors' half. As a result, Cardiff have a penalty and can advance upfield. Stunning kick from Evans finds the corner. #URC 16-10


Penalty Goal

Massive shove by the pack sees Leinster marching back and conceding the penalty, which Evans calmly slots. Tair pwynt arall i Evans ar ôl i'r pac ennill cic gosb o'r sgrym. #URC 16-10


Evans chip behind but the bounce of the ball makes it difficult for Thomas to gather, as he loses his grasp on possession. Dim lwc i Thomas yn dilyn cic fer Evans. Sgrym i Leinster fydd hi. #URC 13-10



Evans is back out for the second half, having passed his HIA, but Boyde departs and replaced by Sam Moore. Sam Moore ymlaen yn lle Boyde ar yr hanner. #URC 13-10


Leinster cracking up the pressure, but this time it's Will Boyde who claims the steal for the hosts. Will Boyde yn dwyn y bel wrth i Leinster barhau i chwilio am sgor cyn yr hanner. #URC 13-10


Leinster camped on the Cardiff half, looking to make use of their power game, but O'Loughlin drops possession. Leinster yn pwyso unwaith eto ond yn methu dal gafael ar y meddiant. #URC 13-10


Penalty Goal

Curveball from Williams, who chips behind the defence. Thomas and Lee-Lo are on the hunt, with the Samoan gathering at pace. Leinster eventually brings the attack to an end, but Adamson comes back for a Cardiff penalty, which Thomas slots. #URC 13-10



Evans departs for a HIA and is replaced by Garyn Smith, with Ben Thomas switching to ouside half. #URC 10-10


Amos is in no-mans land but keeps his composure to thread a kick through for Botham. Wonderful footwork from the back row brings play into the Leinster half and Cardiff are on the attack. Amos a Botham yn cyfuno i roi cyfle i Gaerdydd ymosod. #URC 10-10


Try (Opp.)

Leinster reply instantly with an impressive finish of their own as Adam Byrne dots down for a fine solo effort. Adam Byrne yn ymateb i'r ymwelwyr, a mae hi'n ymdrech wych gan yr asgellwr. #URC 10-10



The aerial battle puts Cardiff in territory, and they strike. Williams whips out to Evans, who spots space out wide. Lane gathers in the bread basket and is lightning quick to beat Ross Byrne on the outside. Trademark finish. Am gais gan Owen Lane, sydd ar dan! #URC 10-3


Penalty Goal

More good work by the pack earns a penalty from a maul, and Evans, after a prolonged delay due to treatment, makes it all square here at CAP. Y blaenwyr yn rhoi'r cyfle i Evans unioni'r sgor. 0-3 #URC


Lloyd Williams beats the rush defence to give Cardiff some front-foot ball. Gwaith da gan y mewnwr i guro'r amddiffynwr yng nghanol y cae. 0-3 #URC


Leinster's defence putting pressure when the hosts are in possession, and ultimately win penalty to gain territory. They look dangerous once again, but Arhip is on hand to claim a crucial turnover. Y prop o Moldofa yn ennill meddiant pwysig wrth i'r pwysau adeiladu 0-3 #URC


Lloyd Williams charges down and Botham trucks up, finding Summerhill in support. The wing is taken down but a great clear-out by Myhill retains possesssion. Lloyd Williams yn ennill y bel yn ôl i'r tim cartref a cyfle i ymosod. 0-3 #URC


Leinster into the Cardiff 22 for the first time, with Jimmy O'Brien making a dent in the home defence, but moments later it's knocked on. The Blue and Blacks clear after the front row win a penalty at scrum time. 0-3 #URC


Bit of an arm wrestle in these opening stages as both sides look to gain a foothold in the contest. Y ddau dîm yn brwydro am y momentwm cynnar yn y brifddinas. 0-3 #URC


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Ross Byrne opens the scoring with a penalty. Yr ymwelwyr ar y blaen o ganlyniad i gic cosb Ross Byrne. 0-3 #URC


Half Time

Some huge hits as Cardiff look to grind out to half time, with the likes of Thornton and Lee-Lo throwing their weight about. The knock on eventually comes and the Blue and Blacks lead at the break. #URC 13-10


Kick Off

We kick off here at Cardiff Arms Park, and the visitors have an early shot at goal. Ni wedi cychwyn yma ym Mharc yr Arfau, a cyfle cynnar i'r ymwelwyr i gael pwyntiau ar y bwrdd 0-0 #URC