Cardiff Blues
31

Gloucester
30

Rugby U

ByTheMinRugbyU

33' Another good kick from Burns, and the upshot is that Gloucester have a lineout on halfway. Brayley's turn to try a kick, and it pins Blues back on their 22.

35' Blues are successful in clearing their lines, and have a scrum in the Gloucester half after a knock on.

37' Time for a rare Blues attack, full of energy but not making all that much ground. The Gloucester defence doing its job. Blues think they've managed to find a hole, but have done it using a forward pass. Which has the obvious flaw that it's not allowed. Scrum to Gloucester.

TRY for Gloucester! Length of the field!

Trinder had some space out wide, and a combination of his being faster than his opposite number and some excellent support running puts Gloucester over under the posts. CONVERTED easily.

40' Blues trying to push into the Gloucester half, but are turned over, and concede a penalty shortly afterwards. Twelvetrees will attempt to stretch the lead to 14 to end the half.

Which he manages. PENALTY to Gloucester.

And with that, it's half time. Gloucester clearly the stronger team, but didn't have the points to show for it until the last three minutes. A fourteen point lead will, needless to say, not be easy for Cardiff Blues to come back from. Gloucester in control at half time.

42' Gloucester with the kick off in the second half. Oh, wow. TRY for Blues! What a start to the half!

Blues' turn to try a grubber kick, and Anscombe does fantastically well to collect the ball and kick ahead again. Blues win the race to the ball, and have a perfect start to the half. CONVERTED, too.