Edinburgh 34 - 10 Cardiff Rugby
HT 27-3
Sat 08 January 15:00 The DAM Health Stadium Ref: Frank Murphy United Rugby Championship

Owen Lane does well to beat three defenders after running from his own 22, but the support isn't on hand and he's eventually forced into touch. 34-10 #URC


Jamie Ritchie pounces on a loose ball for what looks to be Edinburgh's fifth, but Bennett's tackle saw the centre knocking on in contact. 27-10 #URC


Tomos Williams intercepts and bides his time to find Lee-Lo in support. The Samoan cuts back inside, looking for Domachowski in broken field, but the front row just can't keep hold of possession. 27-10 #URC



We're into the final quarter and Owen Lane capitalises on a handling error in midfield, showing impressive football skills to hack downfield, win the footrace and dot down. Evans adds the extras. 27-10 #URC


The injuries in the front row means Tomos Williams packs down at blindside for the uncontested scrums. However, Williams and Evans puts some spark into the attack with a clever chip behind. 27-3 #URC



Double blow for the visitors as Belcher and Botham are both forced off the pitch on the cart. 27-3 #URC



From the next scrum, we'll be reduced to 14 as Belcher follows Myhill off the pitch with an injury. 27-3 #URC


Good to see Aled Summerhill on for his first appearance of the season! He immediately gets stuck into thee action, making inroads down the right, which is replicated by Lane on the opposite wing, but Edinburgh continue to hold firm. 27-3 #URC



Ellis Jenkins is the latest to come off the bench, replacing Will Boyde in the back row as Cardiff attack from halfway. 27-3 #URC



A double change at half back as Tomos Williams and Jarrod Evans are introduced. 27-3 #URC


Cardiff banging on the door in these early stages and Hamish Watson is penalised on his own line for offside. The Blue and Blacks opt for the tap but a couple of phases later, Schoeman wins the turnover. 27-3 #URC


Wonderful nudge from Seb Davies, who spots the space behind and lands a pin-perfect 50:22. 27-3 #URC


Lovely dink from Priestland, finding Lee-Lo behind the Edinburgh defensive line, but his pass inside just evades Lloyd Williams. We go back for a penalty and remain on the attack. 27-3 #URC


Kick Off

We're back underway at the Scottish capital, with Rhys Priestland kicking off to start this second 40. 27-3 #URC


Try (Opp.)

Lang is over for Edinburgh's fourth, tying up a bonus point as we head into the sheds. Ritchie pops back in for the centre after a long, looping pass wide from Kinghorn. 27-3 #URC



Early departure for Kirby Myhill, who is replaced by Liam Belcher. 22-3 #URC


Try (Opp.)

No issues from the TMO, who awards Bennett the score out wide. Boffelli's conversion is over. 22-3 #URC


We go upstairs as Edinburgh claim to have crossed for a third... 15-3 #URC


Crucial tackle out wide from Harries to deny Immelman before Halaholo uses his strength to hold up Bradbury in the tackle and win the turnover. 15-3 #URC


Penalty Goal

Priestland opens his, and Cardiff's, account for the afternoon from the tee. 15-3 #URC


Huge turnober on the halfway line by Botham, as Edinburgh make another half break. Priestland brings play into the home 22. 15-0 #URC


Penalty Goal (Opp.)

A couple of strong Will Boyde turnovers are not rewarded as the hosts already had advantage behind them. After a couple of attempts from the line-out, Boffelli eventually settles for three from the tee. 15-0 #URC


McInally breaks clear after a strong platform from the driving line-out. The home side threaten again and have the advantage behind them. 12-0 #URC


Botham gets up to win the restart, and give Cardiff an opportunity on the fringe of the 22. Lloyd Williams threatens down the blindside to put the visitors within five meters of the whitewash but Edinburgh survive the pressure and force a turnover. 12-0 #URC


Try (Opp.)

Quickfire double for the hosts. Vellacott lines up for the kick, but catches the defence napping. The ball is shipped wide, and this time it's Bennett who slices through, with Boffelli on hand to finish in the corner. 12-0 #URC


Try (Opp.)

Despite the early possession, the ball shoots out of the ruck and Edinburgh counter. Lang makes the initial break, finding Vellacott in support and the scrum half sends Moyano clear, despite the hint of a forward pass. 7-0 #URC


Try (Opp.)

Bennett is over for his second - and Edinburgh's fifth - using numbers out wide and just pulling away from the retrieving Turnbull. 34-10 #URC


We're well into the double figures for phases here. Patient attack meeting stern defence. 0-0 #URC


Some big carries from the likes of Halaholo, Botham and Carre in midfield as the attack build momentum. 0-0 #URC


Big first turnover coming from Seb Davies, with Edinburgh's Jamie Ritchie ultimately penalised for side entry. Priestland brings us into the hosts' half. 0-0 #URC


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - The hosts get us underway here in sunny Edinburgh! Y tim cartref yn cychwyn y gem yma yng Nghaeredin. 0-0 #URC