Cardiff Rugby 23 - 17 Hollywoodbets Sharks
HT 17-10
Sat 16 October 19:35 Cardiff Arms Park Ref: Gareth Newman United Rugby Championship

Full Time

Full time! Priestland clears under pressure and the referee blows for full time! We bounce back to claim a second win of the URC campaign! Y tim cartref yn mynd a hi yma ym Mharc yr Arfau! 23-17 #URC


Penalty Goal

First visit of the half to the Sharks' 22, and patience in attack eventually draws the penalty. Priestland with another three! Mae hi'n dynn, ond Priestland yn ychwanegu tri! 23-17 #URC


Try (Opp.)

Sharks over in the corner after the hosts were penalised for offside. Marnus Potgieter the scorer. Cais i'r ymwelwyr yn golygu y bydd na densiwn yn y 10 munud olaf. 20-17 #URC



Double change in the front row as Rhys Carre and Kirby Myhill depart, making way for Rhys Gill and Kristian Dacey. 20-10 #URC


Priestland with a pen! 10 points in it! 10 pwynt o wahaniaeth wrth i Priestland ychwanegu 3. 20-10 #URC


This time it's Priestland's effort that drifts wide. Ergyd Priestland tuag at y pyst ddim yn gywir ar yr achlysur hwn. 17-10 #URC


Long range effort from Bosch, around seven meters in-field, but it just drifts wide. Chwip o ymdrech gan y cefnwr ond y bel yn hedfan heibio'r pyst. 17-10 #URC


We're into the final 20 here at the Arms Park, and there's no score since the restart, but the visitors continue with the pressure. Yr ymwelwyr yn parhau i bwyso ond ni'n ddi-sgor ers yr egwyl gyda'r chwarter olaf i ddod. 17-10 #URC


Been under the cosh for these opening 14 minutes of the second half but the Sharks still looking for the breakthrough. Sharp defensive work from Tomos Williams to halt a close range charge, and Halaholo is on it in a flash to win the turnover. 17-10 #URC


Huge steal in the corner from Rory Thornton, with Seb Davies picking up the scraps. 17-10 #URC


Admirable work from the pack to keep the Sharks at bay here. A turnover eventually comes and Tomos Williams clears. Adams chases and manages to tap back infield, avoiding touch with Williams collecting spectacularly. But the scrum half is penalised for holding on. 17-10 #URC


Huge maul defence from a five meter line-out manages to keep Sharks out for the time being. The visitors hammer on the door but a combined hit by Boyde, Priestland and Turnbull manage to hold up the ball and force a turnover. Set amddiffynol enfawr gan Gaerdydd. 17-10 #URC


Cell C Sharks with the early pressure but the hosts withstand and Boyde's turnover penalty allows Priestland to find touch in the opposite half. Gwaith Boyde yn helpu'r tim cartref i leddfu'r pwysau cynnar. 17-10 #URC



A change at the break sees Dillon Lewis making way for Dmitri Arhip. Newid i'r prop pen tynn yn ystod yr egwyl. 17-10 #URC


Half Time

The half draws to a close with a Boeta Chamberlain penalty, with only seven points separating the sides at the break. Saith pwynt ynddi ar yr hanner, gyda Morgan a Halaholo yn croesi i'r tim cartref. 17-10 #URC


Trademark Halaholo side-stepping sees him dancing past three defenders before finding Boyde in support. Davies is next to make the dart but he's isolated and the penalty is conceded at the breakdown. Halaholo yn rhedeg cylchoedd o amgylch yr amddiffynwyr. 17-7 #URC


Try (Opp.)

A swift reply from Cell C Sharks as they keep it tight and Thomas du Toit powers over. Bosch converts. Yr ymwelwyr yn ymateb - y prop du Toit yw'r un sy'n gyrru drosodd. 17-7 #URC



First phase from line-out and Halaholo picks out a blinding angle to hit the gap and run in for his side's second! Halaholo yn croesi am ail gais y noson. 17-0 #URC


Harries sends it down the throat of Curwin Bosch. The full back fumbles and the chasing Harries hacks through. Jeremy Ward is back to recover but the hard graft of Owen Lane sees the centre bundled into touch in his own 22. Gwaith caled yn talu ar ei ganfed i Lane. 10-0 #URC



Ellis Jenkins departs the field at the end of the first quarter and is replaced by the returning Shane Lewis-Hughes. Siom i Jenkins, ond Lewis-Hughes ymlaen ar ol dychwelyd o anaf. 10-0 #URC


Sharks just about manage a 50:22 and win a penalty from the resulting driving line-out. Springbok Ruan Pienaar's effort is hooked wide. Cyfle cyntaf i'r Sharks fygwth y sgor-fwrdd ond ymdrech Pienaar yn methu... 10-0 #URC



The hosts continue in the ascendancy, with Lane threatening in the 13 channel. A loose ball falls to Morgan who skips and slips his way past three defenders and runs in from outside the 22. Cais cyntaf y gem a mae hi'n glasur gan Matthew Morgan. 10-0 #URC


Penalty Goal

No mistake from Priestland to open his, and Cardiff's account for the evening. Tri phwynt o droed y maswr! 3-0 #URC


Ball goes through the hands of the backline, putting Adams in space to beat a couple of defenders. He's followed by a charging break by Thornton and the pressure leads to another home penalty. Cic gosb i'r tim cartref ar ôl gwaith da gan Adams a Thornton yn yr ymosod. 0-0


Priestland sends it high and the pressure from Adams is enough to face a knock on by Bosch in the air. The Sharks are penalised for offside after playing the scraps and Tomos Williams' quick tap continues the attack and draws another pen. We're in the corner. 0-0 #URC


Kick Off

Rhys Priestland gets us underway here at the Arms Park! Rhys Priestland gyda'r gic gyntaf ym Mharc yr Arfau. 0-0 #URC