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Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues - Live
GLASGOW 7-9 BLUES
80 No penalty this time as Glasgow play it down the left. Continuous phases but that's the turnover by the Blues, and the match! Glasgow unable to get the job done at the end with Leigh Halfpenny's penalty proving to be the difference, despite Ryan Grant scoring the only try of the game. A scrappy encounter with minimal skill, but the Blues get the win.
80 Glasgow still behind but have the ball inside the Cardiff half. Blues hands in the ruck and the ball is knocked on. Another scrum in kicking territory.
78 Weir snatches at the kick, the ball fading wide to the right. Is that their last chance?
77 Glasgow play for the scrum penalty and get it! Weir now with a hugely important shot at goal...
76 Multiple scrum resets as the Blues front row creaks. Time off as the referee speaks to both sides.
74 Glasgow scrum in midfield - breakdown a mess as the Blues knock on going for the ball. Second scrum, tension high now.
72 Kicking battle between the two before Davies marks it in his 22 for the Blues. Cleared to touch.
70 TRY, GLASGOW, GRANT! 7-9: Scrum still working for Glasgow though and they reverse the feed, placing them outside the 22. Better attack from the hosts who edge closer to the line... there it is! Ryan Grant flops over the Warriors are back in this one. Weir converts.
67 Warriors desperate now and they win a penalty that Weir kicks into the corner. Driving maul yields a second penalty. Glasgow back into the corner, but the lineout is not straight... brutally frustrating.
65 PENALTY, BLUES, HALFPENNY! 0-9: Super strike from Halfpenny from out wide on the left touchling, curled from out to in across the posts and the Blues are well in front now.
62 Glasgow try to run it out and it backfires, Blues turning the ball over and attacking the 22. Up to ten phases but it's slow ball, before we come back for a penalty against Glasgow for not rolling away. Halfpenny tries to go for goal.
60 Penalty won by the Blues for holding on, visitors on track for a win here. Knocked on though attacking the Glasgow 22, scrum to the hosts.
58 An interesting call from Glasgow to go for goal and it doesn't come off, Jackson's kick landing well to the left. Blues dropout.
56 Copeland growing into the match as he carries from the base of the scrum. Glasgow however with a penalty on the far side, Jackson lining up a shot at goal for the hosts' first points.
54 McGuigan replaced by Van der Merwe. Loose from the Warriors as Cardiff hack on - ball recovered and then Jackson's kick initially eludes Cuthbert before he gets going. Well tackled and the ball is knocked on by Glasgow.
52 Blues in possession in the Glasgow half. Ball out into touch on the near side in the Glasgow 22. Lineout won and the Warriors have an advantage, up to halfway. Back to the penalty, Copeland pinged for tackling the man without the ball. Jackson finds touch.
50 Jackson's kick misses touch and Cuthbert responds into the wind, handing Glasgow possession. Passing along the line though is woeful as Glasgow knock on yet again.
48 Wind makes Patchell's kick an easy catch for Seymour. The winger runs it out and then has the ball ripped, Blues on the attack. Ten metres from the Glasgow line and then the ball is turned, more good work from the Warriors at the breakdown.
46 Little ground made by the visitors who then kick the ball clear. Warriors looking better with the wind but then Jackson drops the ball forward.
45 Blues clear but Seymour and Hogg are full of running and making ground. Forcing the pass out wide and it goes forward, Blues scrum near the far touchline in their own half.
43 Monster kick from Matawalu with the wind just bounces before going into touch. Blues pinned right back to their 22.
42 Glasgow ball on halfway before Matawalu is flung over and loses the ball. Halfpenny prods a kick into the corner.
41 Jackson starts the second half for the hosts - wind now behind Glasgow's backs.
GLASGOW 0-6 BLUES
40 Paulo plays the man in the air at the lineout, so Glasgow clear up to the halfway line. Awful lineout from the hosts and the Blues have the ball. Williams aimlessly chips behind with Hogg running it back, building the phases but only just over halfway. Ball lost and the crowd are restless as both teams trudge off, Glasgow with all that territory but no points to show for it. Wind behind them in the second half.
38 Maul from the Blues who then clear long. Counter from the Warriors back three but that ball is knocked on, too ambitious there. Blues scrum, picked up by Copeland. Williams chips it over the top into the 22.
36 The likely suspect goes over. Another powerful drive from the hosts who then spin the ball right, Matawalu sniping down the side of a ruck to dive over. But is it legal? No according to the TMO, who calls obstruction in the build up. Patchell clears for the Blues.
35 Finally we play from the scrum, Dunbar driven backwards. Out wide to Maitland who knocks on with the line beckoning. Back we come for a Blues knock on and another five metre scrum to the Warriors.
33 Confusion as to who is going off the Blues as a replacement prop comes on. Now we pack down - straight to ground, another reset.
31 YELLOW CARD, BLUES, HOBBS! Such intense pressure from the Warriors five metres out - this time Hobbs pays the price and goes to the bin. Blues on the ropes.
28 Watts-Jones kills the ball at the breakdown and is lucky not to be sent to the bin. Penalty to Glasgow who are forced to go for a scrum. Solid first scrum but the ball squirts out. Super drive from the Warriors who win a penalty and opt for another scrum.
26 Combination from Maitland and Seymour gets Glasgow on the front foot. Grant trying to work the ball inside and keeps it infield. Attack eventually comes to nothing as the ball rolls into touch, but it ends in a scrum 15 for the Blues 15 metres out.
24 Illegal from the Blues at the breakdown after the wind plays havoc with the kick off. Glasgow try to find touch with the penalty but they don't get it because of the wind again. Nightmare for the Warriors who then eventually do find a deep touch through Hogg.
22 PENALTY, BLUES, HALFPENNY! 0-6: Ball won by the Blues and Davies pinpoints a kick right into the corner. Penalty then won at the lineout and Halfpenny bangs over another three to extend the lead for the visitors.
18 Soft attack from the Blues ends with a forward pass, the wind catching that one as Glasgow put into the scrum. Super shove from the Warriors eight wins a penalty. Kick to touch is pushed back dramatically by the wind, not helping Glasgow's chances.
16 Glasgow pinged at the breakdown and Halfpenny this time attempts a penalty, but misses wide to the left. Score still 0-3.
15 Kellock momentarily off the field. Carry from Wilson off the base before Matawalu clears into touch with a fine kick. Blues lineout on the far side still in the Glasgow half.
13 Sustained pressure from the Blues but Glasgow get the turnover, fairly comfortable there. Scrum to the hosts in their 22.
11 Handling errors dictating play so far as Glasgow now knock on. Blues scrum wins a penalty in their own half, Welsh struggling there with his footing as Patchell boots it into touch in the Glasgow 22. Promising position.
8 Lost forward by Maitland in the Blues half, scrum to the visitors. Paulo then knocks on for the Blues, handing Glasgow a scrum inside the visitors half.
7 PENALTY, CARDIFF BLUES, PATCHELL! 0-3: Patchell gets it with room to spare! That is an unbelievable strike from the young man from well within his own half. Blues ahead.
6 Scrappy initial scrum is reset. Williams caught by Matawalu but that's a penalty to the Blues, Glasgow off their feet. Patchell going for a monster kick over 60 metres out.
4 Rolling maul from Glasgow but the ball is turned over, Blues attacking into the Glasgow half. Warriors win a penalty for holding on; Matawalu going quick but the ball is then lost forward. Blues scrum near halfway.
2 Early territory for the Blues who rack up phases into double figures, before the home side win a penalty at the breakdown. Jackson clears to into the Blues half.
Both teams out on the field, Blues to get us underway. Davies does the honours - we're underway!
Dry conditions on a good-looking surface up in Scotland. The Blues looking to replicate their win from last weekend.
Fly-half Gareth Davies will start for Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun. Davies, the late try hero in the epic late win over champions Toulon in Round 2, comes into the starting line-up as Director of Rugby Phil Davies makes just one chance to his side. Rhys Patchell, who scored a try in the closely fought 29-20 win when the teams met last week at Cardiff Arms Park, moves to inside centre with Dafydd Hewitt (shoulder) ruled out. Second-row James Down and back row Andries Pretorius are called onto the replacements bench.
Leone Nakarawa will make his first Glasgow Warriors. Stuart Hogg continues at full-back and Sean Maitland keeps his place on the right wing, while Tommy Seymour returns from injury to line-up on the left wing in place of DTH van der Merwe. It's a new centre partnership with Byron McGuigan coming in for Gabriel Ascarate at outside centre, while Alex Dunbar wears the number 12 jersey. Ruaridh Jackson replaces Duncan Weir at fly-half and Niko Matawalu continues at scrum-half.
Hello and welcome to Scotstoun as Glasgow Warriors host Cardiff Blues in Round 4 of the Heineken Cup.
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