Cardiff Rugby 42 - 14 Zebre
HT 35-0
Fri 06 May 19:35 Cardiff Arms Park Ref: Ben Blain United Rugby Championship

With a brace to his name, Owen Lane is named the URC's Player of the Match! 35-14 #URC #CARvZEB


Tonight's official attendance is 6,383. A huge diolch for your support this evening and throughout the campaign here at CAP. Some pretty memorable games here over the course of the season. Diolch yn fawr!


Try (Opp.)

Maxime Mbanda with Zebre's second of the evening. 35-14 #URC #CARvZEB


Instant impact and sharp instincts from Ben Thomas to release Ellis Bevan down the right, but the scrum half is closed down in the 22 and is carried into touch. 35-7 #URC #CARvZEB



Ben Thomas replaces Priestland at 10, with Belcher also reintroduced in the place of Ratti for Myhill's sin-bin period. Bevan, Thomas, Llewellyn, Grady, Lane, Cabango and Morgan forming an exciting young backline! 35-7 #URC #CARvZEB


Clever kick into space by Ellis Bevan pins Zebre in the corner, but a long line-out to the backline sees them exit under pressure. 35-7 #URC #CARvZEB


Yellow Card

After a lengthy stoppage in play, Kirby Myhill is shown a yellow card for a late tackle in midfield. 35-7 #URC #CARvZEB



A big ovation for captain Josh Navidi who departs, and is replaced by Ellis Jenkins in the back row. 35-7 #URC #CARvZEB



Quadruple replacement in the front five as Dillon Lewis, Corey Domachowski, Kirby Myhill and Teddy Williams are all introduced. A big shout out for Rhys Carre and Seb Davies for their milestones this evening. Llongyfarchiadau bois! 35-7 #URC #CARvZEB


Try (Opp.)

Zebre strike for the first try of the second half, and it's Erich Cronjé who sneaks over from close range. 35-7 #URC #CARvZEB



We're back underway and the break sees a replacement in midfield with Mason Grady making a long-awaited return to first team action. Braf yw gweld Mason yn ôl ar y maes! 35-0 #URC #CARvZEB


Half Time

HALF TIME | HANNER AMSER - Five tries and a bonus point in the bag for the hosts in a dominant opening 40 here at Cardiff Arms Park! We head into the sheds ahead of the final 40 of the season here at CAP! 35-0 #URC #CARvZEB



Lloyd Williams opts to go blind from the scrum and brings up the defending wing to open up space behind. He chips it behind, and Lane is on it in a flash to hack through the loose ball and gather for his brace. 35-0 #URC #CARvZEB


Cardiff not giving an inch on the gain line as Zebre's phases hits double figures. Line-speed is causing all sorts of problems for the visiting attack, who eventually concede possession and Lloyd Williams clears downfield. 28-0 #URC #CARvZEB



Cardiff have acres of space out wide, and ship it through the hands of Morgan and Lee-Lo before Owen Lane straightens and has the gas to produce a trademark Lane Train finish. Securing the bonus point in quite some style!


Perfect strip from Navidi, who is really imposing his physicality on the contest, leads to a hack downfield by Williams. The scrum half is obstructed on the chase, but Franco Smith can't keep his composure and knocks on just outside his own 22. 21-0 #URC #CARvZEB



TRY! Cabango was taken out by a high tackle as he attempted to dive for the corner, and Ben Blain deems it enough to award a penalty try, with Laloifi also sent to the sin bin, rubbing salt in Zebre's wounds. 21-0 #URC #CARvZEB


Cabango comes within inches of adding a third for his side after Llewellyn, Lee-Lo and Morgan combine out the back. The speedster steps past the full back but is forced into touch by the cover defence. 14-0 #URC #CARvZEB



Max Llewellyn giving his side the platform by hitting brilliant angles. Rhys Carre then tramples through the first line of defence and his deft offload puts scrum half Williams clear. Priestland adds another two from the tee. 14-0 #URC #CARvZEB



Ball over the top of the line-out finds Max Llewellyn on the charge. A nice switch play brings Cabango close, and Ratti makes no mistakes to bulldoze his way over from close range for the opener. 7-0 #URC #CARvZEB


Dominant first scrum results in the first penalty of the evening for Cardiff. Priestland finds touch in the 22. 0-0 #URC #CARvZEB


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - The visitors get us underway for the final dance of the season at Cardiff Arms Park! | 0-0 #URC #CARvZEB