Stadium: Stade Ernest-Wallon Round: 2
|05:05||Time In Opponent's 22||12:12|
|10 Minute Possession||
The calm before the storm at Stade Ernest Wallon https://t.co/c41Q6hEXFw
RT @SamanthaBowden3: @cardiff_blues @CardiffBluesSC Good luck tonight boys. Fingers crossed for another win!!! #bluesfamily 🏉🍺🏉🍺
RT @mazzimike: Go well @cardiff_blues tonight! Be brave, believe and behave!
A couple of nice pics of the boys arriving courtesy of @HuwEvansAgency @nick8williams & @Jnavidi https://t.co/pzzsSBEixQ
RT @mabycymro: @cardiff_blues COYB! https://t.co/j70ERWZBEP
RT @ChallengeCup_FR: 🚨 @StadeToulousain v @cardiff_blues Coup d'envoi dans 30 minutes ! 😀 Rappel des compositions : https://t.co/xOTAHY3…
Just 10 minutes to go! https://t.co/H6PQ5NHVRB
RT @DSSmithRecycle: Tonight @cardiff_blues play Toulouse. We’ll be cheering them on!#proudsponsors #DSSmithRugby https://t.co/YsygzeKyzZ
We've kicked off here in Toulouse for the second match of our @ERChallengeCup campaign! Toulouse have the early possession
Silky hands by the home side in these early stages to offload. But as they look for a way through a loose pass forces a Cardiff Blues scrum
Strong chase halts Medard from breaking through on the counter
Ball is knocked on in the air by Tomos Williams. Scrum to the home side
Scully does well to close down Mjekevu's space on the right before good line speed by Jarrod Evans puts pressure on opposite number Doussain
Toulouse looking dangerous once more down the right, but throw a forward pass this time. Scrum Cardiff Blues on the 22m line
Nice delayed pass from Morgan to Lee-Lo allows the centre to break from deep and bring play into the Toulouse half
Huge steal by Navidi on the floor as Toulouse break on the counter. The home side looking to offload at every opportunity so far
Matthew Morgan's grubber deflects of a defender's leg and bounce through, but the full-back just can't gather and knocks on
Tomos Williams and Navidi combine well to take down Cros from the back of a scrum, but Welch is penalised for offside as he charges down
Referee going to TMO to look back at a Nick Williams tackle off the ball
Referee happy that Williams used his arms in the challenge, resulting in only a penalty against the number eight
Toulouse open the scoring from the boot. 3-0 with 12 minutes of play gone
A Cardiff Blues penalty this time from the scrum. Jarrod Evans will kick for touch
Cardiff Blues have a line-out inside the Toulouse 22, and a first opportunity to threaten the home try line
Line out is won and the drive is set-up
Tomos Williams' chip over the top is collected by the covering Mjekevu in the try zone, but referee brings play back for another penalty
Another drive from a line-out allows Big Nick to thump his way over the line to give his side the lead
RT @mazzimike: Yessss! Get in my son!! Big Nick strikes for @cardiff_blues against #Toulouse
No mistakes from the boot by Jarrod Evans who makes it 3-7 with 17 minutes on the clock! https://t.co/QH2ier4oJ6
Even that GIF of Big Nick is scary!
Plenty of aggression and line-speed in defence by Danny Wilson's side in this opening 20
Another penalty is awarded, this time won by Kristian Dacey, as Evans once again pumps the ball into touch
Cardiff Blues once more on the attack here, with strong carries by Cuthbert and Lee-Lo as they look for a second
Another penalty for Cardiff Blues after Toulouse are penalised for offside. This time Evans opts to go for posts
22' Evans adds the three points, extending his side's lead to 3-10 https://t.co/WYbvksDUzM
23' Penalty to Toulouse, and Medard finds touch in the corner
24' We reset for another Toulouse line out as they kept the jumper in the air for too long. Cardiff Blues defend the drive well
25' A long Fickou pass looks to have put Guitoune in space on the left, but Morgan covers well to make the tackle
25' Ball is held up on the line, but referee brings play back for a penalty and Toulouse go for the corner once more
26' Another drive from the home side, but Danny Wilson's side remain solid in defence
27' The stern defending pays off as Toulouse knock on in attack. Could be a massive moment in this game
27' Break in play here for blood treatment - and not for the first time - showing the physicality of this encounter in the opening stages
27' Scrum is won and Tomos Williams clears but fails to find touch. Medard slices through to bring play back into the 22
28' Try for Toulouse, as replacement Romain Ntamack breaks through for the score. 8-10 with the conversion to come
28' Dupont adds the extras. We're back level in Toulouse. 10-10
30' Toulouse clear from the restart, and Morgan takes the quick line-out, with Evans looking to play from deep
31' Lovely work by Evans to skip past a defender and feed to Navidi who breaks through midfield, but his offload finds the defender's hands
31' Cuthbert penalised for a high tackle, and is sent to the sin bin. Cardiff Blues will play to the end of the half with 14 men
32' Toulouse back on the attack inside the Cardiff Blues 22 here, but Faasalele can't hold onto Maestri's offload
32' Morgan picks up the loose ball and beats a couple of defenders before kicking to space and finding touch just outside Toulouse's 22
34' Toulouse looking to take advantage of the extra man on the right but Jarrod Evans is on hand to make the tackle into touch
35' Halaholo is now on the pitch, replacing Garyn Smith in midfield
36' Try for Toulouse's Dupont after Halaholo is charged down in midfield. Welch beaten to the ball by the scrum half who races away
36' Score is now 15-10 as Ntamack's effort is wide from the conversion
38' Touoouse kick out on the full, and it's a Cardiff Blues line-out on their 22m line. Can the visitors cut the 5-point deficit before HT?
39' It's a Cardiff Blues penalty from the line-out. Evans goes for touch. Score is 15-10 as we approach HT
40' Cardiff Blues penalised for obstruction at the line-out. Ntamack kicks for touch to bring half to an end. Toulouse 15 Cardiff Blues 10
A very physical encounter in the first half, as the hosts head into the interval with a 15-10 lead. Here are some a… https://t.co/arODbsr4n8
Final result in Lyon saw the home side bounce back to claim a 27-24 win over Sale Shark in the other game in Pool 2 https://t.co/EVpTXJJ6Pb
RT @ERChallengeCup: HALF-TIME: Antoine Dupont's 35th minute try has pushed @StadeToulousain ahead at the break against @Cardiff_Blues…
Those tuning into France 4 are treated to highlights of 1996's Heineken Cup final between Toulouse and Cardiff during HT
Willis Halaholo has come out with the replacements for the second-half so it would appear Garyn Smith has passed his HIA
One change at the break as Dillon Lewis replaces Taufa'ao Filise. Garyn Smith is back out.
Second half kicks off here in Toulouse. Toulouse 15 Cardiff Blues 10 Dillon Lewis replaces Filise,with Smith back following HIA
42' Cuthbert also returns from the sin bin. Early scrum here for Cardiff Blues after Fickou knocks on from attempted intercept
42' Evans' crossfield kick is just too high for Cuthbert who knocks on and into touch, but Toulouse take quick line and clear
43' Toulouse slowly building their way into Cardiff Blues' half, but Medard throws a forward pass out wide
44' Scrum is just inside the Toulouse half here and is won despite big pressure from the home pack
45' Williams asses deep to Evans who dummies past a defender and kicks high. Ball taken by a defender, but play brought back for CB penalty
45' Evans finds touch inside the Toulouse 22. Score remains 15-10 to the home side, but the visitors looking for an early second half score
46' The driving line is well defended by Toulouse, but Cardiff Blues retain possession and are still on the attack
47' Lively Tomos Williams takes the quick tap and brings play deep into the 22. Lewis, acting as scrum half, is penalised for holding on
48' Seb Davies comes onto the field here to replace Welch, with Thyer also replacing Domachowski
12,245 here tonight at Stade Ernest Wallon. A massive thank you to all of our supporters who have made the trip.
49' Toulouse penalised once more at the breakdown
49' Break in play as Matthew Morgan receives treatment on his ankle. The full back will continue here
50' Ball is worked from one side to the other as Cardiff Blues attack on the Toulouse 22
TRY!!! It's two from two for Macca in Europe!! Cardiff Blues draw level 15-15 with the conversion to come! https://t.co/OqYTEmmrXL
51' It's all from that offload from Jarrod Evans, who feeds Dillon Lewis. The prop passes to Cook who has the task of running in for the try
52' We're back ahead here in France! Toulouse 15 Cardiff Blues 17 https://t.co/OkMoTuhb39
Great to see @maccarugby91 celebrate that try with a salute to @Owilliams91 and the #StayStrongForOws cause 🔷👌
52' James Down wins the ball from the restart, before a huge Tomos Williams clearance finds touch inside the Toulouse 22
54' Seb Davies unlucky to be penalised for a high tackle, after Dupont slips down during the contact
54' Toulouse line-out inside the Cardiff Blues half
55' Toulouse looking to break out wide but the final pass couldn't be held. Scrum Cardiff Blues
55' Referee goes to TMO to look back at a Rey Lee-Lo hit, but the centre is cleared of any foul play. We will go back to the CB scrum
56' As we approach the final quarter, Cardiff Blues remain 15-17 ahead
57' Great work in midfield by Morgan to beat a defender and find Smith on his inside
58' Ball is eventually knocked on around the halfway mark, after Cardiff Blues' attack from deep. Toulouse scrum
58' Olly Robinson is on to replace Nick Williams. Navidi makes the move to number eight
58' Scrum to Cardiff Blues now after Toulouse knock on in midfield
58' Evans pops to Lee-Lo before the outside half feeds deep to Morgan
59' Morgan's kick behind can't be controlled by Toulouse defenders, with Scully picking up the loose ball
59' Cardiff Blues look to go wide, but Evans' long pass is intercepted. The ball is turned over once more...
59' ...Cuthbert finds himself isolated and the penalty is conceded. Game is changing gear!
60' Cardiff Blues have possession again, as Lee-Lo and Seb Davies look to break through
61' Ball is eventually cleared deep by Garyn Smith
62' It's frantic but entertaining rugby here! Toulouse break into the 22 and Dupont looks away but Morgan puts in a try-saving tackle!
63' James Down intercepts!! Gives the opportunity for Tomos Williams to clear to touch! It's still Toulouse 15 Cardiff Blues 17
63' Ethan Lewis and Willis Halaholo Halaholo come on to replace Kristian Dacey and Matthew Morgan
63' Great chop tackle by Seb Davies to bring down Fickou, before a Toulouse knock on allows Lee-Lo to advance up field
64' Kick deep into space pins Toulouse back, who try to counter but are taken down deep inside their 22
64' The home side opt to clear to touch. Cardiff Blues line-out just outside the Toulouse 22
65' Cardiff Blues back on the attack here, going through the phases and looking to bring play back into the Toulouse 22
67' Halaholo knocks on in midfield. Shingler replaces Rey Lee-Lo
67' Toulouse win the scrum and look to break out of their half, but Cardiff Blues are penalised for an early tackle
67' Bit of handbags going on here - referee will take a look....
68' Referee about to reverse the penalty but goes to the TMO and awards Shingler and Elstadt a yellow card for the handbags.
68' Referee does also reverse the penalty in Cardiff Blues' favour. Evans goes for touch
68' Just over 10 minutes remaining at Stade Ernest Wallon. Cardiff Blues are still 15-17 ahead
69' We go into the 22, but the referee blows for a forward pass. Not much in it
70' Free kick from the scrum, but the ball is thrown away, stopping Tomos Williams from taking the quick tap. We'll pack down again
RT @Dazc090861: @cardiff_blues C'Mon the Blues!
71' Halaholo carries into the 22 and does well to keep possession despite the attempted rip
RT @CardiffBluesSC: Come on @cardiff_blues !!! We can do this !!!!
Allez les Bleus now ringing out from a pocket of passionate supporters!
71' Garyn Smith can't keep possession this time, and it will be home scrum on the Toulouse 22m line
72' The scrum will be reset here. Tense final stages here in France!!
Ha ha! It's not much easier to watch either! https://t.co/FvX7BwbUbU
72' Another free kick from the scrum to Cardiff Blues!
73' Again we go for another scrum. A reminder that we still lead 15-17 with seven minutes remaining 😅
74' Totally dominant scrum by the young front row. We attack inside the 22, but Davies knocks on.
74' Toulouse have a penalty and a chance to clear their lines.
Like the commitment Mike! Only six more minutes to go! https://t.co/dcCvA77b9O
75' Cardiff Blues counter the drive from the line-out by not competing for it.
76' Blaine Scully flies up from deep, but couldn't take the high ball. The USA international putting his body on the line!
76' Dupont goes down the blindside, but Navidi is on hand to take his interception for the turnover!!
77' High kick by Tomos Williams, and the chase takes down Medard just outside his own 22 before Dupont hacks ball downfield
77' Another good kick by Tomos Williams finds touch inside the Toulouse half
It would appear @matthewmorgan23 is the French broadcaster's MOTM. Well done Nipper!
78' It's a penalty for Cardiff Blues!
78' Shingler kicks for touch inside the 22m! Time not going any faster🙄
79' Lineout is not straight, and Toulouse opt for another line-out, which is stolen by James Down!!!
80' Into the final minute. We're inside the Toulouse 22 looking to run down the clock. Still Toulouse 15 Cardiff Blues 17
80' A knock on, meaning we'll have one more Toulouse scrum here.
80' Toulouse look to play from deep...
80' FULL TIME!!! Toulouse 15 Cardiff Blues 17