Edinburgh 14 - 6 Cardiff Blues
HT 8-6
Fri 28 February 19:35 BT Murrayfield Ref: George Clancy Guinness PRO14

Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF | Edinburgh 14 Cardiff Blues 6 - A heroic effort from the visitors after a number of forced changes ahead of kick off. Huge defensive and physical effort against the table topper but the bonus point just escapes the grasps of the visitors.


Hickey slots the penalty and there is now an eight point deficit. 14-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Ball is spilled in midfield, Edinburgh clear and eventually win the penalty at the other end of the field. 11-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Crosbie is penalised for offside at the ruck, and play is now brought into the Edinburgh 22 as there is a hunt for a late score here. 11-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Davies leaps to beat van der Merwe in the air, but Edinburgh turn the possession over at the resulting breakdown. 11-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Hickey adds three points for the home side. 11-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Davies with a try saver in the corner to bring van der Merwe into touch, but advantage was played in the hosts' favour. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14



Nick Williams replaces Josh Turnbull in the back row. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Free kick to Cardiff Blues after the Edinburgh front row take a backward step before the scrum is set. Good clearance from Fish but Edinburgh have an advantage from the resulting line-out. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14



Ben Murphy replaces Seb Davies in the boiler room. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Hickey fires a kick to Sau. But Ioan Davies puts brilliant pressure on the Fijian international to force a knock on in the air with the try-line at Edinburgh's mercy. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Jones puts the pressure on Pyrgos, but is penalised for offside. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14



Keiron Assiratti is on to replace Dmitri Arhip. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


It's perfect judgement from Fish to find touch downfield. There wasn't much room but it was pin-perfect from the stand-in outside half. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Important rip from Boyde on the countering Hoyland. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14



Corey Domachowski and Kirby Myhill replace Brad Thyer and Kristian Dacey. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


13 phases from the hosts but the defence not giving an inch inside the 22. They are duly rewarded as Willemse is off his feet and the penalty goes in the visitors' favour. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Crucial tackle by Jason Harries after van der Merwe gathers a crossfield kick. The wing bundles his opposite number into touch. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14



A nasty clash for Tovey signals the end of his evening. Best of wishes to the outside half. Meanwhile, Ioan Davies is on for his Guinness PRO14 debut. Llonygyfarchiadau enfawr i Ioan! 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Boyde on the crash and using his hip movement to sway past a couple of defenders. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Ball is knocked on in contact by Harries, and Edinburgh have the scrum on the 22m line. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Van der Merwe fails to gather Jones' kick and Davies and Harries keep the ball alive on the edge of the 22. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Hoyland over-cooks his kick behind and it goes out on the full. Cardiff Blues line-out on halfway. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Fish skips past Sau once again and Jones' high kick is knocked backwards by Summerhill, but scrum half Jones just can't keep the ball in-play. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

We're back underway at the Scottish capital, with only two points in it. Hickey gets us restarted. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

Haining is penalised on the floor and Tovey adds a penalty to make it a two-point game at the break. 8-6 #GuinnessPRO14


Summerhill and Harries bundle van der Merwe into touch on the 22, but play is brought back after Hoyland spills Smith's hack through. 8-3 #GuinnessPRO14


An absolutely huge steal by Seb Davies before Edinburgh are penalised at the next ruck. Tovey finds touch with a huge boot on the edge of Edinburgh's 22. 8-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

Arhip penalised this time, and a more straight-forward effort for Hickey. No mistakes this time. 8-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Edinburgh back in the 22 now as Dean and Bennett look to make some yards in the centre. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Huge tackle again from Llewellyn, this time on hooker Willemse, but Robinson is penalised for going off his feet. Hickey strikes the uprights and we remain at 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


James Johnstone's break downfield gives Edinburgh some rare territory, but the attack comes to an end as Thornton and Thyer combine to hold the ball up in the tackle area. Excellent double hit. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Tovey is off target with his effort. Edinburgh clear but Tovey sends it back downfield. Lewis Jones does well to deal with Hoyland's chip on the counter. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Rory Thornton is taken in the air, and now Tovey will look to add his second penalty of the evening. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Fish keeping himself very busy in the opening quarter, proving a threat with his running and his left boot so far. Berghan is penalised for offside and Tovey will go for the sidelines. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Once again Cardiff Blues targeting that right hand corner to pin Edinburgh back. This time it's Fish's left peg who finds touch. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Powerful surge from Garyn Smith in midfield and a wonderfully judged kick from Lewis Jones finds touch in the Edinburgh 22 to win some territory. Taylor receives treatment after Smith's charge. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


A brilliant chop in midfield on vd Merwe from Max Llewellyn, who came into the side as a late replacement for Ben Thomas. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Summerhill 'feeds the Fish' who dummies past Hoyland but is bundled into the corner just short. The full back unlucky not to break through. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Olly Robinson being Olly Robinson. He combines with Thornton to make the tackle and puts himself in position to force the penalty. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

An immediate reply from Edinburgh, who charge down Fish's clearance and despite Lewis Jones' efforts, George Taylor dots down. 5-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

A lovely effort from Tovey who breaks the deadlock against his former side. 0-3 #GuinnessPRO14


Jason Harries and van der Merwe go head-to-head and the away wing doesn't give the South African an inch. A phase later, Boyde wins a penalty at the breakdown. On it in a flash. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


What a step from Fish to ease the pressure of Eroni Sau's chase, and the full back clears. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Seb Davies nicks the ball from the line and an early chance to attack here on the edge of the 22. Jones almost breaks on the blind, but his foot is in touch. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Good nudge from Smith to win some territory. Edinburgh have a line-out inside their own 22. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Cardiff Blues holding firm as Edinburgh look to go through the phases. They eventually force the kick, Robinson gathers and Fish is able to clear. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Edinburgh knock on from the resulting line-out and Lewis Jones clears. Will Boyde puts in a huge hit on Mata in midfield. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Aled Summerhill can't take Jones' box kick, and his knock on is taken by Kristian Dacey who is penalised for offside. Hickey sends it into the 22 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

Former Edinburgh outside half Jason Tovey gets us underway here at BT Murrayfield