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  • Cuthbert, Patchell,
    Penalty goals: Halfpenny (4), Patchell,
    Conversions: Halfpenny (2),
29 - 20


  • Maitland, Nakarawa,
    Penalty goals: Weir (2),
    Conversions: Weir (2),
  • European Rugby Champions Cup
  • Pool 2
  • 6th Dec 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Ground: Cardiff Arms Park
  • Att: 6,144

Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors - Live

Last updated: 6th December 2013  

Full Time80 Full-time: Cardiff Blues 29-20 Glasgow Warriors

Conversion80 CONVERSION, GLASGOW WARRIORS, WEIR! 29-20! Weir adds the two and there is still some time remaining.

TRY79 TRY, GLASGOW WARRIORS, NAKAWARA! 29-18! Cardiff ring the changes as man-of-the-match Patchell comes off but soon after that the replacement lock reaches out to add a consolation score. Kick to come.

78 Glasgow come again but Cardiff Blues are putting in the hits, with prop Filise continuing to shine. Now it springs into end-to-end rugby yet again. What a game this has been. Heineken Cup at its best.

Conversion75 CONVERSION, CARDIFF BLUES, HALFPENNY! 29-13! Another two points takes the lead up to sixteen here.

TRY73 TRY, CARDIFF BLUES, CUTHBERT! 27-13! An intercept try from the Lions wing after it looked like the visitors were threatening. Cuthbert ran 70 metres with the fend added to put the seal on this win.

Penalty71 PENALTY, CARDIFF BLUES, HALFPENNY! 22-13! Was it ever in doubt? Glasgow's offences hurt them again.

70 Out on the full from Weir so play will come back as the Glasgow pivot shakes his head in anger. So, a big opportunity for the hosts now to take the scoreline back out to more than six points. Will they?

67 Nothing comes of that as Cuthbert drops a short ball which allows Glasgow to clear to the ten-metre.

65 That's an excellent response from the Blues and in particular centre Smith who drives them up to the 22 from the halfway line. The hosts then went to Cuthbert before Clancy blew for an attacking scrum.

Penalty63 PENALTY, GLASGOW WARRIORS, WEIR! 19-13! Weir makes no mistake so Glasgow are now within one score.

62 Cardiff looked to have survived thanks to a massive tackle from Hewitt on Weir that led to a turnover. The Blues were set to have the put-in too but Clancy went to the TMO who said it was a dangerous hit.

60 But back come Glasgow and it's all the Warriors here as they set up camp ten metres out, with Weir getting over the advantage line initially. This is looking ominous as they now edge to within five.

58 The whistle of Clancy must be music to the ears of Cardiff Blues fans there after Matawalu forces it slightly, which leads to a fumble. Cardiff will look for territory and they do just that to halfway.

56 This is lung-busting stuff at the Arms Park as Cardiff and Glasgow trade blows before Copeland spills the ball 40 metres from his own line. Warriors scrum then as lock Leone Nakarawa comes on for Ryder.

Penalty53 PENALTY, GLASGOW WARRIORS, WEIR! 19-10! Dafydd Hewitt is pinged on the floor and Weir makes him pay.

50 Frustration in the Glasgow camp as first Hogg and then a spillage in close quarters from a forward leads to possession being turned over. So, it will now be a Cardiff Blues scrum on the halfway line.

Penalty48 PENALTY, CARDIFF BLUES, HALFPENNY! 19-7! It didn't matter as a Glasgow ruck offence leads to that man Halfpenny sending the ball over the uprights from about 45 metres out. A twelve-point lead then here.

46 Now the tide is turning as Cardiff fight back, with Robinson doing well on the away 22 before scrum-half Williams spots a gap. However his final, possible try-scoring pass, goes to a Glasgow player!

44 It is all Glasgow in the early stages of this second-half before Weir sends a lovely kick into the corner that Cuthbert has to deal with. He does but the Warriors soon come again, 20 metres out now.

41 Welcome back to the Heineken Cup action and it is Patchell kicking off for the Blues, who wear pink.

Half Time40 Half-time: Cardiff Blues 16-7 Glasgow Warriors

Conversion39 CONVERSION, GLASGOW WARRIORS, WEIR! 16-7! No mistake and that should be that for a great first-half.

TRY38 TRY, GLASGOW WARRIORS, MAITLAND! 16-5! The visitors finally have something to cling to going into the break as sustained pressure from touchline to touchline proved too much for the Blues. Kick to come.

37 And they almost do just that but Matawalu's break is ended by a makeshift tackle before Copeland rips the ball off the scrum-half. However, Williams' kick goes out on the full so more pressure is coming.

34 Glasgow look to strike back though and will put in 35 metres out after Matawalu collides with Clancy.

Penalty32 PENALTY, CARDIFF BLUES, HALFPENNY! 16-0! The home side pull further ahead thanks to a ruck penalty.

31 Cardiff are looking more comfortable in possession right now before a clever kick down to Hogg sees him scragged into touch by Cook. The Blues fans are loving this as hooker Dacey throws to the tail.

28 Good defence from the Warriors right now so Patchell again kicks but this time Hogg marks and clears.

26 Cardiff move up to halfway after yet another Glasgow offence at the breakdown and will restart the game via a Dacey line-out. Territory will be the request from Phil Davies now and Patchell obliges.

Conversion23 CONVERSION, CARDIFF BLUES, HALFPENNY! 13-0! No mistake from the Lions star as the Blues pull clear.

TRY22 TRY, CARDIFF BLUES, PATCHELL! 11-0! The hosts are over via their fly-half who ran hard and straight.

21 Glasgow look rattled as now Weir drops the ball in his own in-goal area. Wow, five metre scrum then.

20 It is Glasgow ball on the home ten-metre as they work the phases before Cardiff Blues pounce at the ruck, setting off on an attack of their own. Lovely link-up play from the hosts here. Great rugby.

Penalty17 PENALTY, CARDIFF BLUES, PATCHELL! 6-0! What a kick from the youngster. Cardiff double their advantage.

16 Another breakdown penalty goes against the Warriors and Patchell calls for the tee. 55 metres out...

14 End-to-end stuff here as Glasgow looked to be powering their way to the whitewash before the ball was stolen and Halfpenny broke. Patchell carried it on before winger Cuthbert spilled possession in the act of trying to ground it over the try-line. The TMO agreed with that so it's now a defensive scrum.

Penalty12 PENALTY, CARDIFF BLUES, HALFPENNY! 3-0! No mistake this time after Glasgow had offended at ruck time.

10 It's a rare penalty miss from Halfpenny wide on the right sideline after Ryan Grant's shoulder charge.

8 So close for Cardiff Blues as Macauley Cook sprints 40 metres following a turnover before handing the ball out to Cuthbert. Can he get round his man for pace? No is the answer as Glasgow survive for now.

7 Cardiff are lucky there as wing Cuthbert seemed to slap that ball down when there was Glasgow numbers waiting on the outside. Clancy calls it just a knock-on though so it's a Warriors scrum 35 metres out.

5 Back come the Warriors through Van der Merwe though, who breaks through some weak defence in midfield to take his side back to about 30 metres out. Cardiff eventually clear though through Patchell's boot.

3 An early knock-on from the Blues as Chris Dicomidis can't hold an offload so a chance for Glasgow at the scrum. It's 25 metres out but Alex Dunbar soon enters a ruck from the side so Cardiff can clear.

1 George Clancy blows the whistle and we are under way here at the Arms Park, with Glasgow kicking off.

0 Al Kellock will make his 50th Heineken Cup appearance for Glasgow. Stuart Hogg continues at full-back while DTH van der Merwe keeps his place on the left wing, with Sean Maitland coming in on the right side to replace Tommy Seymour. Alex Dunbar, Niko Matawalu and Chris Fusaro will also start the game.

0 Cardiff Blues are missing Wales captain Sam Warburton and he is one of many players out with injury, joining Bradley Davies, Andries Pretorius and Cory Allen also on the Blues treatment table. However, returning to the line-up will be Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert, Lloyd Williams and Rhys Patchell.

0 Hello from the Arms Park where this Pool 2 clash is almost set for kick-off. With one win and a loss apiece, all four teams in this group will be eager for a win this weekend and tonight it is Cardiff Blues at home to Glasgow. Exeter will host Toulon tomorrow. Glasgow are currently third in the PRO12 while the Blues sit ninth so this will be a welcome distraction for the latter. Team news coming up.

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