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Some changes ahead of kick-off. Anton Peikrishvili is out with Assiratti starting and Scott Andrews onto the bench.… https://t.co/pZcTk2bhN8
Confirmation of today’s teams. Seven former @cardiff_blues players in the Dragons squad. https://t.co/WuVNFitq1V
Make sure you come through the gates as early as possible like these clever supporters, to avoid the queues!… https://t.co/aQliAHHAdf
Our head coach @bernardjackman doing his pre-match interview before KO 👍 #DRAvCBL https://t.co/jnVikEq8uQ
We are almost ready to go here at Rodney Parade! Huge Boxing Day clash against Dragons coming up!
RT @bluesman74: Hey it’s normally @Bigt8409 on the bottle!! @cardiff_blues @CardiffBluesSC https://t.co/wPdve2yQFX
SOLD OUT | The Boxing 🥊 Day #GUINNESSPRO14 clash between @dragonsrugby and @cardiff_blues at Rodney Parade today is… https://t.co/EcxIrmaSQq
Just two minutes to kick-off and @cardiff_blues are booed onto the pitch. A partisan crowd to say the least!
Matthew Rees leads his team out in Newport! ICYMI there is one late change, with Keiron Assiratti replacing Anton P… https://t.co/c63ZJrbAWa
Henson kicks us off, and Seb Davies takes the ball from the off
1' Tomos Williams clears. Dragons try to play with a Henson long pass, but Garyn Smith intercepts. Anscombe hacks d… https://t.co/IBbiPtDY5i
2' The wet weather is showing here, as Anscombe drags his penalty attempt wide.
3' Cardiff Blues back on the attack. Rey Lee-Lo is bundled into touch, but Adam Warren ripped the ball in contact r… https://t.co/qJCOvyJ5wh
We are underway at RP and Anscombe sets up for a penalty, he misses.
4' Seb Davies hits the line hard, but his offload can't find Nick Williams and Dragons pounce on the loose ball 0-0
5' Hallam Amos launches a high ball, but Matthew Morgan is on hand to win the aerial challenge [0-0]
6' Knock on by Adam Warren as the home side look to play it through the hands. Cardiff Blues scrum [0-0]
6' Adam Warren knocks on the ball after some neat play into the Cardiff Blues half. Visitors scrum (0-0).
7' Cardiff Blues are awarded a free kick from the scrum, as Nicky Thomas is penalised. Rees opts to pack down again [0-0]
8' Nick Williams picks up from the base, allowing Tomos Williams to clear down field. Pat Howard can't take it and… https://t.co/iiq9FsLY17
Nicky Thomas, who makes his debut for the home side after replacing Fairbrother in the starting XV is penalised at… https://t.co/yeCYsZJhha
9' Cardiff Blues under pressure from a long Henson kick, but Dragons concede a penalty from the breakdown. Anscombe finds touch [0-0]
10' High kick by Tomos Williams is well chased by Navidi who puts a hit on Amos [0-0]
11' Penalty awarded to Dragons on halfway. Henson goes for touch, and finds it inside the 22 [0-0]
12' Dragons try the driving line-out, but it goes nowhere. Davies launches wide and Amos tries a kick behind but Su… https://t.co/PcShHnohrc
13' TMO here to see if Hewitt or Summerhill got their fingertips to that ball. Referee says the ball was taken back… https://t.co/9JUPmtvvt6
13' Dragons win a penalty from the scrum, and decide to pack down again [0-0]
12' Dragons with the scrum just 5m from the whitewash, they give it a good nudge and ref awards the home side the p… https://t.co/UPixGtQ59z
14' Dragons win a second penalty from the scrum, and once again choose another scrum. [0-0]
14' Cardiff Blues are penalised at the second scrum. Dragons opt for another.
15' Yellow card shown to Brad Thyer after a third penalty from the scrum [0-0]
15' Gethin Jenkins comes on, with Aled Summerhill taken off temporarily for the sin bin period [0-0]
And as the referee awards the Dragons the penalty at the third scrum, Cardiff Blues prop Bradley Thyer sees yellow (0-0).
16' Ball comes out this time and Charlie Davies and Cory Hill try for the line but are denied [0-0]
16' Huge moment as Sam Hobbs knocks on with a meter of the line. Opportunity for Cardiff Blues to clear [0-0]
15' But as the ball comes out of the scrum and the Dragons go for the line its knocked on just shy of the whitewash (0-0).
17' Navidi picks up from the brace, and Nick Williams gives Tomos Williams the platform to relieve pressure. Dragon… https://t.co/mbCGbBTKQV
19' Seb Davies wins the line-out against the head and Anscombe hacks down. Hewitt runs back downfield. [0-0]
20' Gethin Jenkins receives treatment here after a collision in midfield. [0-0]
20'Heavy rain falling down here at Rodney Parade. Tough conditions! [0-0]
WIN | Still time to enter our predict the 1st Dragons try scorer and win a prize from @SuperbowlUKNewp @friarswalk… https://t.co/iiFR9GuP9Y
20' There's a break in play at RP as Gethin Jenkins receives treatment in the middle of the pitch. He is taken off for an HIA (0-0).
20' Kirby Myhill comes on to replace Gethin Jenkins. It will be uncontested scrums for the time being. [0-0]
21' Kick behind the Cardiff Blues defence is covered by Owen Lane, who is fored to run into touch [0-0]
20' Neat chip through and it's a Dragons lineout as Cardiff Blues are forced into touch. Just 5m away from the whitewash...
22' Dragons trying to go through the forwards here from close range. [0-0]
22' Great tackle by Lee-Lo to swing momentum and force a turnover in the breakdown. Williams clears again [0-0]
But the ball is turned over and with a kick to relieve the pressure Cardiff Blues force us back to the halfway marker (0-0).
23' Great turnover by Nick Williams on the floor, giving Anscombe a chance to bring play into the Dragons half from a penalty [0-0]
24' Been big pressure on the Cardiff Blues defence in this opening 25 minutes, but it remains 0-0 for the time being! [0-0]
23' Another turn over from Cardiff Blues sees Anscombe kick to touch just shy of our 10m line. It's a successful li… https://t.co/Pf2THDCr36
24' Macauley Cook claims the line-out and now we drive upfield. Ball goes out to Nick Williams from the first phase [0-0]
25' Dragons win a penalty from the breakdown. Anscombe will put his jersey back on after playing the last couple of… https://t.co/VyI3rRnGcK
26' Huge steal from Brad Thyer after returning from the sin bin. Anscombe counters, and feeds to Matthew Morgan on… https://t.co/FIkLbsXp2g
27' Hewitt knocks on from a high ball by Anscombe, and Cory Hill plays the ball resulting in a Cardiff Blues penalty for offside [0-0]
28' @Gareth_Anscombe lines up for the posts....and opens the scoring on his 50th appearance for the region! [0-3] https://t.co/Tu1WOlUfRu
27' Cardiff Blues are back up to 15 men and as the Dragons are penalised Anscombe takes the opportunity to kick a successful penalty (0-3).
29' Good kick by Tomos Williams from the restart to find touch on halfway [0-3]
29' Seb Davies pinches the line-out again! Great work by the lock [0-3]
29' Dragons have possession again and earn a penalty as Matthew Rees is penalised for offiside. [0-3]
30' Henson launches the ball back into the Cardiff Blues 22 [0-3]
30' Dragons over-throw at the line and Nick Williams taps the loose ball back to Olly Robinson. Anscombe hacks down… https://t.co/LHosaD0gmx
32' Perfectly weighted kick by Anscombe, but there is an awkward bounce for Summerhill who knocks on. [0-3]
33' Penalty to Cardiff Blues from the scrum, and Anscombe will try for the posts again [0-3]
34' Anscombe's effort just drifts away at the least season [0-3]
Penalty to Cardiff Blues from the scrum - Anscombe misses the penalty kick.
35' Matthew Rees charges down the drop out but Dragons react to run out of their 22. Benjamin knocks on as he attemps the offload [0-3]
36' Anscombe brings play into the Dragons 22. Attacking paltform for the visitors as we approach half time
37' Try time? Lee-Lo's inside ball finds Lane who bumps Henson off. The ball goes forward and Summerhill touches do… https://t.co/VtyQI2P8QW
37' TRY!! Huge time to score with only a few minutes until the interval! Great work by Lane to assist his fellow wi… https://t.co/lR1V8xt6gY
TMO checking to see if Cardiff Blues have scored the first try of the match.. and it's been awarded. The try scorer Aled Summerhill.
37' Anscombe, now wearing shirt number 24 (!!!), is off target with the conversion [0-8]
39' Tomos Williams is limping here, but will look to hold out until half time. [0-8]
The tricky conversion is missed by Anscombe, but Cardiff Blues lead 8-0.
39' There's a penalty for Dragons, and Henson will look to put his side on the board. [0-8]
39' Cook is penalised for the high tackle, and Henson is successful with the conversion. [3-8]
39' Cardiff Blues are penalised for a high tackle and Henson is going for a shot at goal... His kick is successful (3-8).
40' Anscombe kicks deep from teh kick off and there's a great chase by Owen Lane to take down Dixon, but Charlie Da… https://t.co/awZRjnd5ql
Half time score here: @dragonsrugby 3 @cardiff_blues 8 @Aledsummerhill the only try scorer here at Rodney Parade
Half Time: Dragons 3 - Cardiff Blues 8 #DRAvCBL
RT @engagesport: Great work by both @owen_lane & @Aledsummerhill sees @cardiff_blues get the first try of the game #DRAvCBL https://t.co/2i…
RT @PRO14Official: Aled Summerhill has the only try of the first half for @cardiff_blues They lead @dragonsrugby at the break in awful con…
Both teams are back out on to the pitch for the second half of the match... C'mon Dragons!!
We are out here for the second half at Rodney Parade. Huge 40 in the first festive derby of this 11-day period! [3-… https://t.co/nVqBmIoLOI
40' The restart goes straight out. Scrum Dragons on the halfway mark [3-8]
40' Scrum goes up this time and Dragons win the penalty. [3-8]
40' Henson finds touch just outside the 22 [3-8]
42' Dragons on the attack here in the early stages of the second half [3-8]
43' Line speed is putting pressure on the Dragons attack here [3-8]
44' Steal by Cardiff Blues allows Tomos Williams to kick downfield. Henson returns, and Williams wins the ball but knocks on [3-8]
SUBS: Lloyd Fairbrother is on for Nicky Thomas.
46' Cardiff Blues win a penalty against the head from the scrum. Acrobatics from Howard stops the ball going to tou… https://t.co/73wRwA87PV
47' Dragons play the advantage and bring play around the halfway mark [3-8]
48' Charlie Davies with a half break before Nick Williams puts pressure on the attack and Hobbs knocks on [3-8]
Dragons in possession as they attack hard to break into the Cardiff Blues' half. But we are penalised and our visit… https://t.co/7fFNE5yZ8X
SUBS: Ben Roach has replaced James Sheekey.
49' Another Cardiff Blues penalty at the scrum, as Hobbs is penalised. Anscombe finds touch with a fine kick inside the 22 [3-8]
50' Davies wins the line and we drive in-field. [3-8]
51' Lane and Morgan go close. We're 5m out here [3-8]
51' Mer-Rey Christmas! Lee-Lo celebrates his new contract as he crosses the whitewash after Henson steps out of lin… https://t.co/9V4DInNG50
53' Anscombe adds the extras! [3-15] https://t.co/SI44094L41
Lee-Lo be scoring like...... [3-15] https://t.co/4yA9DW1Tlb
54' Henson has the chance to add his second penalty of the afternoon. [3-15]
55' Henson pulls his penalty wide. [3-15]
Cardiff Blues have gone over for their second try of the match, as Rey Lee-lo finds a gap in the Dragons defence.
56' Dragons kick to space and find touch but Tomos Williams takes the quick throw. Dragons' Warren is penalised for not rolling away [3-15]
Anscombe converts and our visitors lead 15-3.
58' Dragons once again penalised allowing Anscombe to find touch on the 22m line [3-15]
59' Plenty of 'cheats' chants from the Rodney Parade crowd here [3-15]
SUBS: Thomas Davies and Sarel Pretorius have replaced Sam Hobbs and Charlie Davies.
60' TRY!! TJ! Lee-Lo manages to offload to Tomos Williams. Numbers on the left and Matthew Morgan delays his pass b… https://t.co/XjFMdnHEYl
RT @BBCScrumV: A new contract this week and now a try for Rey Lee-Lo! 🏉 @dragonsrugby 3 v 15 @cardiff_blues 📺 @BBCTwo Wales 📲 LIVE: https…
59' Cardiff Blues have gone over for their third try with Tom James the try scorer.
61' Anscombe slots the conversion! [3-22] https://t.co/mxfuisaCFg
Anscombe slots the conversion to further extend our visitors lead.
RT @PRO14Official: Rey Lee-Lo has @Cardiff_Blues' second try of the afternoon. They're in control against @dragonsrugby as things stand.…
62' Matthew Morgan can't take the bouncing ball, with the difficult conditions taking effect here [3-22]
RT @CheskaAEvans: Absolute class from @cardiff_blues today
RT @AnnaSels: Well it's taken a little while to get going but the @cardiff_blues have started playing well and getting over the line. Good…
62' Damian Welch and Kirby Myhill replace Macauley Cook and captain Matthew Rees [3-22]
SUBS: Rynard Landman and Jared Rosser have replaced Joe Davies and Adam Warren.
62' Matthew Morgan has knocked the ball - Dragons scrum.
63' Free kick Dragons, and they take the quick tap. Penalty advantage is over [3-22]
63' Garyn Smith with good line speed to stop Ashton Hewitt from deep. Been a very solid performance from the centre [3-22]
A penalty from the scrum and Benjamin takes it quickly bursting into the visitors 22...
64' Hewitt tries a kick through, is charged down but managed to keep hold of possession to continue the attack [3-22]
65' Hewitt runs infield and into the Cardiff Blues 22 [3-22]
We have been pushed backwards but a lovely break from Roach leads us back into that dangerous territory.
65' Lloyd Fairbrother charges over for a try. [8-22]
66' Henson adds the conversion. [10-22]
TRYYYY!! Lovely offload from Pretorius sees new dad Lloyd Fairbrother go over for the try and Henson kicks a successful conversion.
SUBS: Angus O'Brien has replaced Gavin Henson.
67' A deep restart from Anscombe and O'Brien finds touch near the halfway line [10-22]
68' Owen Lane charges downfield, beating two defenders, but possession slips from his grasp. [10-22]
RT @BBCScrumV: A bit of a slip but Tom James gets the try! 🏉 @dragonsrugby 3 v 22 @cardiff_blues 📺 @BBCTwo Wales 📲 LIVE: https://t.co/UJX…
RT @Riley3Dale: Not the best conditions but @cardiff_blues looking good, taking all opportunities. Return of @Gareth_Anscombe a huge benefi…
69' Dragons win a penalty from a scrum. [10-22]
71' Lloyd Williams replaces Tomos Williams [10-22]
71' Dragons have a penalty advantage here, as they look to fight their way back into this [10-22]
RT @BBCScrumV: Lloyd Fairbrother take a bow, what a dummy! 🏉 @dragonsrugby 10 v 22 @cardiff_blues 📺 @BBCTwo Wales 📲 LIVE: https://t.co/UJ…
73' O'Brien kicks the ball into touch inside the Cardiff Blues 22. [10-22]
72' Cardiff Blues are penalised and AOB kicks to the corner... Big push needed here..
74' Dragons are awarded a penalty try from a driving line-out, with Kirby Myhill sent to the sin-bin. Conversion is added. [17-22]
PENALTY TRRYYY!! And Kirby Myhill is sent to the sin bin!
73' Dragons 17 - Cardiff Blues 22 #DRAvCBL
74' Hill can't gather thje restart and Owen Lane is on hand to pick up the loose ball [17-22]
75' Anscombe puts a lovely grubber in and finds touch in the corner [17-22]
76' Dragons clears to find touch just outside the 22. [17-22]
76' With Myhill in the sin bin, Thyer will throw in. [17-22]
77' Dragons have possession inside their own half, but Rosser makes a half break into the Cardiff Blues half.[17-22]
78' O'Brien almost breaks, but Navidi makes an important tackle before a long pass wide goes into touch. [17-22]
78' Owen Lane is awarded Guinness Man of the Match [17-22]
76' Dragons steal the lineout and make it into the Cardiff Blues half and the crowd are up on their feet with excitement.
78' Andrews this time to throw in. Straight to Thyer in the front. [17-22]
But a wide pass goes into touch and its Cardiff Blues lineout.
79' Superb box kick from Lloyd Williams behind Roach, who touches the ball into touch [17-22]
80' Dragons regain possession as we are into the final minute. Penalty, with O'Brien kicking to touch well inside t… https://t.co/4cvlKosKGu
But they clear and its back down into the Dragons half. The lineman has deemed that the ball has been touched by Ro… https://t.co/uEoCAahc7P
80' Huge steal by Seb Davies again. And Anscombe kicks the ball dead for full time! [17-22]
Just seconds left on the clock at RP and it's a Dragons lineout.... But our visitors have stolen the lineout ball a… https://t.co/rwX6z2pxxT
Full time at Rodney Parade @dragonsrugby 17 @cardiff_blues 22 On to New Year's Eve, where we welcome… https://t.co/YZnKvvjWpH
Full Time: Dragons 17 - Cardiff Blues 22 #DRAvCBL
Don't forget that we play @ospreys on NYE at Rodney Parade, KO 17:35. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you buy in advance!!