Dragons 12 - 13 Cardiff Blues
HT 9-3
Sat 26 December 15:00 Rodney Parade Ref: Craig Evans Guinness PRO14
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Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF - Dragons 12 Cardiff Blues 13 - Plenty of character in tough conditions, with the boot of Jarrod Evans and a Josh Turnbull try sealing the four points. Roedd hi'n galed, ond buddugoliaeth wedi ei seilio yn y gem ddarbi cyntaf o'r Nadolig

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Rhys Carre this time wins the penalty at scrum time and Jarrod Evans sends it to the corner for the final play.... 12-13 #GuinnessPRO14

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No try on that occasion, but James Botham has been brilliant this evening and is named Guinness Player of the Match. 12-13 #GuinnessPRO14

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Huge leap from Seb Davies to win the line-out and now the pack go through the phases again. It looks like Botham is over the try line - but has he grounded? 12-13 #GuinnessPRO14

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Cardiff Blues currently camped in the Dragons 22 as we head into the final five minutes. 12-13 #GuinnessPRO14

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Replacement

Ethan Lewis replaces Dacey, with Garyn Smith taking over the captaincy duties. Arhip, meanwhile, wins a penalty at scrum time, with Ben Murphy doing well to claim the line-out. 12-13 #GuinnessPRO14

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Try

Some huge carries in the build up from the likes of Seb Davies, Dacey and Rhys Carre. The forwards play the waiting game and eventually Turnbull powers over under the sticks. Conversion is good to put the visitors ahead for the first time. 12-13 #GuinnessPRO14

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Josh Adams this time blocked on the chase, with Jack Dixon the guilty party. 12-6 #GuinnessPRO14

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Replacement

Change on both sides of the front row as Dmitri Arhip and Rhys Carré are introduced. 12-6 #GuinnessPRO14

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Penalty Goal

Elliot Dee is offside this time, and Evans this time slots three points to bring the scores back within six. A change at scrum half sees Tomos Williams replacing namesake, Lloyd. 12-6 #GuinnessPRO14

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Taine Basham is pinned for going off his feet, and Evans goes for the corner. Lloyd Williams causes a brief scare for the hosts with the advantage behind him, but his clever kick is just swept up by Hewitt. 12-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Dillon Lewis wins a crucial penalty at the scrum and Jarrod Evans sends us back into the Dragons 22. 12-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Tavis Knoyle, after an initial dummy from the ruck, sends his box kick out on the full from the edge of his 22, but Dragons manage to win the resulting line-out. 12-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Josh Lewis opens up the nine point lead once again, as Shane Lewis-Hughes and Rey Lee-Lo are introduced. 12-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Kick Off

We're back underway after the break, with Jarrod Evans getting play restarted. 9-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Half Time

HALF TIME | HANNER AMSER - Dragons 9 Cardiff Blues 3 - Horrible conditions at Rodney Parade, but it's the hosts who lead at the break. Y tîm cartref ar y blaen yn y gwynt a'r glaw

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Very solid tackles from the likes of Dacey and Botham on the edge of the 22, and the fine defensive work allows Brad Thyer to put himself in position to win a breakdown penalty. 9-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Josh Lewis sends it out on the full, leading to a Cardiff Blues line-out on the 10m line. 9-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Penalty Goal

After a period in the Dragons' half, Jarrod Evans gets the scoreboard ticking for Cardiff Blues here at Rodney Parade. 9-3 #GuinnessPRO14

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Brok Harris is penalised for driving inwards at the scrum, and now the pack look to win some hard yards at the resulting line-out. 9-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Knoyle managed to rip from Dacey's grasps to deny the hooker a third try of the season. However we come back for a Cardiff Blues free kick for numbers at the line-out. 9-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Lloyd Williams threatens to break from a maul, and a cynical offside from Screech denies him. Evans sends to the corner, and Dacey looks to have gone over, but was it snatched from his possession as he attempted to touch down? 9-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Jack Dixon is penalised for going off his feet at the line-out, and Jarrod Evans clears the danger. 9-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Dragons extend their lead to nine points after a penalty at the scrum, although hooker Elliot Dee is warned by Craig Evans for his actions after the whistle. 9-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Ill-discipline putting pressure on Cardiff Blues here as Dragons wins their sixth consecutive penalty of the afternoon. This time Josh Lewis doubles their advantage. 6-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Jamie Roberts trucks it up, but Elliot Dee loses possession in the next phase. Lloyd Williams clears but Dragons are awarded another penalty and Lewis brings the hosts back to the 22 for another crack. 3-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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A good surge by Max Llewellyn who finds a bit of space on the right hand side, but Dragons win a penalty at the breakdown and play is back in the Cardiff Blues 22. 3-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Penalty Goal (Opp.)

After multiple phases of dealing with Dragons' attack, Cardiff Blues defence are penalised for offside and Josh Lewis opens the scoring here in Newport. 3-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Dragons take advantage of loose possession from the line-out. Turnbull charges down Knoyle's attempted clearance but the back row is penalised for offside. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Kristian Dacey is effective at the breakdown to win his side the first penalty of the afternoon. Great kick by Jarrod Evans finds touch in the Dragons' 22. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14

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Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - Josh Lewis gets the game underway here at Rodney Parade - a good, old-fashioned festive derby to get us warmed up in this winter weather! Josh Lewis sydd yn cychwyn y gêm yma yng Nghasnewydd.