Cardiff Blues 54 - 22 Pau
Sat 07 December 19:45 Cardiff Arms Park Att: 4,668 Ref: Andrea Piardi European Challenge Cup


Owen Lane breaks downfield and finds Lloyd Williams in support. Plenty of space in the backfield and he kicks ahead, knowing Adams is on hand to win the footrace and take the score past the half century. 54-22


Try (Opp.)

Samuel Marques adds Pau's third of the evening. 49-22



The Lane Train gets in on the scoring act! Ben Thomas' chip across falls perfectly into the wing's bread basket. Tovey gets his first points of the evening with the conversion. 49-15



Evans adds his second of the evening, beating the dead-ball line to the loose ball. 42-15


An opportunity deep in Pau territory here, with Will Boyde making some hard yards.... 35-15


Try (Opp.)

Pau strike back with a well-worked try of their own. It's Pierre Nueno who touches down for an unconverted score. 35-15



Basketball skills from Tomos Williams to keep the play alive. Plenty of men down the left, and it's Adams who collects Evans' chip through for his second - and Cardiff Blues' fifth - of the night. Evans' flawless display from the tee continues. 35-10


Lovely feet from Matthew Morgan to split open the Pau defence. He feeds Lane on the outside, but his hack ahead - looking for Tomos - is deflected into touch. 28-10


Olly Robinson threatening the Pau defensive line once again, but Evans' chip over just evades the path of Turnbull. 28-10


Kick Off

Evans gets us back underway and we'll be attacking towards the Clubhouse in the second half. 28-10


Half Time

28-10 at the break, and a standing ovation from the CAP crowd following a sensational half of rugby.



THAT BACK THREE! Lane powers downfield, draws the defender in and offload to Adams. He is in for his second, but selflessly throws one out of the back to Nipper who gets the five points to his name! Bonus point in the bag. 28-10



What a moment for the life-long fan Ben Thomas. A double-pump, before he loops around Boyde and receives the offload to run in for his first try on his first start. What a game the youngster is having so far. 21-10



Wow! Evans will have his name on the record books, but that's all about Tomos Williams. The scrum half uses the outside of his boot, and the chip is measured perfectly into the hands of his half back partner, who also converts! 14-10


Try (Opp.)

Plenty of bright moments in attack, but a loose offload from Lane allows Charly Malie to gallop downfield. The visitors have plenty of numbers, and captain Lucas Rey makes it count, as he touches down to put Pau ahead. 7-10


Bright start from young Ben Thomas here, who's well-timed pop sends Olly Robinson through on a half break 7-3


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Deadlock broken for the visitors courtesy of the boot of New Zealand international, Tom Taylor. 7-3


Great hit by Josh Turnbull in midfield, but play is brought back for a Pau penalty. Taylor will look to open his account for the evening from the tee... 7-0


Pau banging on the door here, and the try seems inevitable, but captain Will Boyde pops up with a massive turnover on his own line. 7-0



Won't see a much finer try than this. Adams tackles his opposite number into touch, and takes a quick throw. Jarrod Evans breaks the line and feeds Tomos. He throws one out of the back to Olly Robinson, who puts Adams clear for a wonderful team try. 7-0


Josh Adams has his first touch as a Cardiff Blues player. He almost releases Myhill on the wing, but the Pau defender knocks on in the tackle. 0-0


Matthew Morgan gets his hands on the ball early on here, before a nice break from centurion Lee-Lo puts his side on the front foot. 0-0


Kick Off

All Black Tom Taylor gets us underway here at Cardiff Arms Park, and the Cardiff Blues brothers are already getting lively in the corner! 0-0