LV= Cup pool victories were picked up by the Dragons and Cardiff Blues on Friday as they beat the Ospreys and Scarlets respectively.
LV= Cup victories were picked up by the Dragons and Cardiff Blues on Friday as they overcame Welsh rivals the Ospreys and Scarlets respectively.
Cardiff Blues 19-13 Scarlets
Cardiff Blues made it two wins from two in the LV= Cup as they beat the Scarlets at the Arms Park.
A try from Ellis Jenkins on the hour mark moved the Blues ahead after Sion Bennett had crossed for the Scarlets and they showed maturity to see out the game, with Will Thomas’ late penalty giving them adequate breathing space to secure victory.
For Cardiff Blues:
Pen: Humberstone 3, Thomas
Pen: Lewis 2
Cardiff Blues: 15 Dan Fish, 14 Tom Williams, 13 Aled Summerhill, 12 Garyn Smith, 11 Owen Jenkins, 10 Simon Humberstone, 9 Tavis Knoyle, 8 Rory Watts-Jones, 7 Ellis Jenkins (c), 6 Jevon Groves, 5 Chris Dicomidis, 4 Miles Normandale, 3 Taufa’ao Filise, 2 Rhys Williams, 1 Thomas Davies.
Replacements: 16 Liam Belcher, 17 Brad Thyer, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Lou Reed, 20 Ben Roach, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Will Thomas, 23 Harry Davies.
Scarlets: 15 Steffan Evans, 14 Josh Adams, 13 Steffan Hughes, 12 Iolo Evans, 11 Jordan Williams, 10 Josh Lewis, 9 Rhodri Davies, 8 Craig Price, 7 Sion Bennett, 6 Rob McCusker (c), 5 Phil Day, 4 Shaun Jones, 3 Ben Leung, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones.
Replacements: 16 Darran Harris, 17 Gethin Robinson, 18 Javan Sebastian, 19 Roy Osborn, 20 Tom Phillips, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Daniel Jones, 23 Aaron Warren.
Venue: BT Cardiff Arms Park
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Sean Brickell (Wales), Jason Langdon (Wales)
Ospreys 35-51 Dragons
A total of 86 points were scored in the game at Liberty Stadium as the Dragons’ first-half masterclass helped them see off PRO12 pace-setters the Ospreys in their LV= Cup clash.
The Dragons scored five tries before the break and added another in the 46th minute before the Ospreys fought back admirably, scoring five tries of their own in a see-saw contest.
Tries: Dirksen, Howells, Griffiths, Penalty try, Natoga
Con: Davies 5
Tries: Wardle, L Evans 2, Hill 2, J Evans
Con: GR Jones 6
Pen: GR Jones 3
Ospreys: 15 Richard Fussell, 14 Dafydd Howells, 13 Hanno Dirksen, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Aisea Natoga, 10 Sam Davies, 9 Martin Roberts (c), 8 Ieuan Jones, 7 Rob Dudley-Jones, 6 Ifereimi Boladau, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Rory Thornton, 3 Daniel Suter, 2 Sam Parry, 1 Marc Thomas.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Dwyer, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Cai Griffiths, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Tommy Spinks, 21 Tom Habberfield, 22 Dan Evans, 23 Ashley Evans.
Dragons: 15 Geraint Rhys Jones, 14 Tyler Morgan, 13 Ross Wardle, 12 Ashley Smith, 11 Ashton Hewitt, 10 Dorian Jones, 9 Jonathan Evans, 8 Lewis Evans, 7 James Benjamin, 6 James Thomas, 5 Rynard Landman (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Boris Stankovich.
Replacements: 16 Hugh Gustafson, 17 Phil Price, 18 David Young, 19 Joe Davies, 20 Ollie Griffiths, 21 Luc Jones, 22 Jason Tovey, 23 Matthew Pewtner.
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Referee: Rhys Thomas (Wales)
Assistant referees: Gwyn Morris (Wales), Jon Hardy (Wales)