LV= Cup Wrap: Blues edge thriller

Date published: February 1 2015

Cardiff Blues, Saracens, Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons were all winners in the latest round of LV= Cup action.


Wasps 42-45 Cardiff Blues
London Welsh 15-20 Saracens
Newport Gwent Dragons 30-37 Exeter Chiefs
Newcastle Falcons 39-19 Sale Sharks

Wasps 42-45 Cardiff Blues

Second row Miles Normandale’s match-winning try capped off a crazy game between Wasps and Cardiff Blues in Coventry, with the Welsh region clinching a dramatic win.

Normandale’s score came in the 83rd minute, with Rhys Patchell confirming to make it 45-42, with Wasps desperate defence unable to keep their visitors out.

Wasps had burst out of the blocks, scoring 21 unanswered posts as Will Helu and Thomas Young scored either side of a penalty try won by the home pack.

Two quick-fire tries from the Blues thrust them back into the contest but Wasps had the last word, Sailosi Tagicakibau going over before Young, son of director of rugby Dai, powered over for his second try. Wasps led 35-17 with Cardiff seemingly out of it.

Guy Thompson continued the scoring for the hosts with their sixth try after the break, but from then it was all Cardiff Blues with half an hour to go.

Normandale, Lucas Gonz