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Blues make semi-finals of 7s Series

8th August 2014

Cardiff Blues made the semi-finals of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series before dreams of 7s glory were ended by reigning Gloucester Rugby in horrendous conditions at Twickenham Stoop.

Blues, who made three changes to the squad as they called up Harry Davies, Rhys Shellard and Jevon Groves, qualified as Welsh champions two weeks earlier.
And they served up a cracker in the opening game of the night and quarter-finals with Leicester Tigers as they battled back with two tries in the final 50 seconds to snatch a 19-14 win.
Tigers had looked destined for a place in the final four with a nine-point lead with less than one minute remaining.
But a tries from star performer Dan Fish and Tom Williams – with time up - saw Blues book a place in the Cup semi-final in the most dramatic of fashion.
The weather slowly turned for the worse in the English capital as torrential rain swept in for the last four showdown with Gloucester – but the teams still served up a wet and wonderful encounter.
Fish was again the star man as he grabbed a brace of tries to take his tally to four on the night – and six in total in the Premiership 7s Series.
However, it was Gloucester, with two late tries, that took a 24-14 win and ended the night for Blues who left with heads held high after an impressive night of 7s rugby.