Connacht 32 - 17 Cardiff Blues
HT 20-10
Sat 20 February 19:35 The Sportsground Ref: Andrew Brace Guinness PRO14

Full Time

Full TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF - Connacht 32 Cardiff Blues 17 - Loosehead duo Domachowski and Carre cross for the visitors, but Connacht take the five points in Galway. Y tim cartref yn fuddugol, er gwaethaf ceisiau Carre a Domachowski.


Connacht's try stand. Max Llewellyn attempting to join Josh Turnbull in the tackle, but the TMO says referee Brace did not interfere. 32-17 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Max Llewellyn touches down behind his own try-line, but TMO Frank Murphy judges the centre had carried it over. Connacht cross from the resulting 5m scrum for their fourth. 32-17 #GuinnessPRO14


Domachowski harshly penalised in the scrum there, but Connacht fail to find touch from the resulting penalty. Cardiff Blues drop-out. 25-17 #GuinnessPRO14



69 minutes under his belt and a monumental effort from Ellis Jenkins on his return. Gwilym Bradley, the next seven on the line, replaces the club captain.25-17 #GuinnessPRO14


Disappointing as Connacht reply almost instantly, with Jarrad Butler touching down from the base of a driving line-out. 25-17 #GuinnessPRO14



Ben Murphy is on to replace Seb Davies after a big shift from the lock. 20-17 #GuinnessPRO14



Another big effort from the pack to keep patience and hammer on the Connacht door. Eventually it's Domachowski who powers over, as Morgan adds the extras. 20-17 #GuinnessPRO14


Jenkins was watching that tackle like a hawk and timed his challenge on the floor to perfection to win a crucial penalty. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14



Dan Fish replaces Jason Tovey, who is forced off here after taking an (accidental) elbow to the head. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Good double hit from Ellis Jenkins and Corey Domachowski, and they get their reward as Connacht are penalised in the breakdown. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14



Rhys Carré, Liam Belcher and Harri Millard make way for Corey Domachowski, Kirby Myhill and Max Llewellyn. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Another clever kick from Matthew Morgan to pin Connacht back in their 22. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Tovey's penalty attempt rifles against the uprights and Connacht clear, as Assiratti replaces Arhip in the front row. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Huge charge upfield from Ellis Jenkins after Shane Lewis-Hughes picks up the loose ball from Connacht's line-out. All of a sudden Cardiff Blues find themselves on the fringe of the 22, and the hosts concede a penalty. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Big boot by Matthew Morgan to clear the lines and find touch on halfway. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


John Porch dangerous on the counter, evading a couple of tackles and keeping the ball alive with the offload. Connacht increasing the pressure inside the 22, but Carty's final pass is forward. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

We're into the red here in Galway with Connacht in possession. Couple of very close calls in the breakdown, with Ellis Jenkins particularly close to nicking it, but once again it's Wootton who makes the difference to break from the 22 and slice through. 20-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Wootton comes off his wing and spots the mis-match in midfield. The wing takes full advantage to run in for a fine individual effort. 13-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Magic Matthew Morgan! Looked trap in his own corner but jinks past three defenders to run himself out of danger. 6-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Ellis Jenkins, who has been very energetic and very involved today, comes up with the strip in midfield but his offload is knocked forward by Carre. 6-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

Heffernan concedes the penalty, and Tovey steps up to slot three from the tee. 6-10 #GuinnessPRO14


The likes of Turnbull, Belcher and Carre refusing to take a backwards step in the Connacht 22 here, but the home defence remain strong for the time. 6-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Aled Summerhill having very positive contributions with the ball in hand this evening. Head down and wins a few extra meters down the left. Connacht are penalised and Tovey sends it into touch on the 22m line. 6-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Connacht looking dangerous as they make yards down the middle and once again the visitors are penalised in the 22. Shane Lewis-Hughes comes in for the turnover, but skipper Turnbull is judged to have not rolled away. No mistakes from Carty from the tee. 6-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Lee-Lo's strip forces Heffernan to knock on in midfield. 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Big carry from Seb Davies, who charges through Jack Carty's challenge. 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Connacht with their first attack of the evening and they win a penalty in the shadow of the sticks as Carre is penalised for not rolling away. No problems from Irish international Jack Carty to provide an instant reply. 3-7 #GuinnessPRO14



Excellent, patience work from the pack who were banging on the door with a big carry from Ellis Jenkins coming close. They eventually powered over through Carre. Tovey's conversion takes him to 995 PRO14 points. 0-7 #GuinnessPRO14


We go down the blind and it's Aled Summerhill who pins his ears back, beating Wootton and Blade but his inside offload just evades Jenkins. However, the flanker does force a penalty as Connacht collected the loose ball and there's a huge opportunity here. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Morgan and Summerhill looking dangerous down the left hand side, but they eventually run out of space and Aki drags the full back into touch. Once again Seb Davies nicks the line-out, however and forces a turnover. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Matthew Morgan with a perfectly weighted kick behind to force Wootton to carry the ball beyond the try line, but fine work from the wing allows him to exit without conceding a close range scrum. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Cardiff Blues steal the line-out and birthday boy Rey Lee-Lo looks to poke a hole in the home defence, attracting a couple of defenders and offloads to new midfield partner Harri Millard. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y CIC GYNTAF - Jason Tovey ges us underway here in Galway. Tovey I gychwyn y gem yma yn Iwerddon. #GuinnessPRO14 0-0