Cardiff Blues


Rugby U


That's all from me. A slightly disappointing first half, but the second made it a match worthy of a final. Congratulations Cardiff Blues, European Challenge Cup champions 2018!

So, Cardiff Blues add the 2018 title to their 2010 tournament win. Neither team will be back here next year, as both have qualified for next season's Champions' Cup. Not that that looks like much consolation for Gloucester, who look close to tears.

"How did it get away from you?" is the first question to the Gloucester captain, who is talking in dead-eyed monotone. He looks devastated. "We're all pretty dejected." :(

Captain Jenkins also talks about "trusting the process" when trying to explain his team's magnificent turnaround. I mean, can't say it didn't work!

"Just tried to clear my head," says Anscombe of his last minute kick. "You want it to go over, so much, and I just stuck to my process."

Robinson has, for some reason, won a vase from Heineken for being man of the match. Odd. He's beside himself with delight at the result, obviously.

"I'm not sure how you've done it," says the interviewer to man of the match Robinson. "A monumental achievement." It is indeed.

Cardiff are the champions by the slimmest of margins, and Gloucester have to come to terms with a second final defeat in two years, after a 14-point lead at half time.

Blues looked out of the match after the first half, and it looked like their chance had gone with that missed conversion in the 77th minute. But what an incredible comeback!

Wow. What a second half!!