Cardiff Blues keep Ospreys winless in LV Cup

Cardiff Blues recovered from their loss last week to Worcester by beating fellow Welsh side the Ospreys 13-21 in the Anglo Welsh LV Cup.

Cardiff lost 16-21 to Worcester Warriors last weekend while the Ospreys lose 39-16 to Leicester Tigers.

Simon Humberstone was key to Cardiff Blues’ win over the Ospreys, as the 26-year-old Englishman scored 11 points with the boot including a drop goal in the 73rd minute.

The Ospreys had lead 13-11 at the break thanks to a try from inside centre captain Jonathan Spratt and additional points from the boot of Matthew Morgan.

But it was the Blues who came from behind to triumph thanks to Macauley Cook’s late try, before Humberstone did the rest.

Final Score Ospreys 13 (13) Cardiff Blues 21 (11)


Try: Spratt
Con: Morgan
Pens: Morgan 2

Cardiff Blues
Try: Dacey, Cook
Con: Humberstone
Pens: Humberstone 2
Drop Goal: Humberstone
Yellow Card: Copeland

Match Officials
: Greg Macdonald (England)
Assistant referees: Jon Mason (Wales), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)


Ospreys: 15 Jamie Murphy, 14 Aisea Natoga, 13 Tom Isaacs, 12 Jonathan Spratt (c), 11 Dafydd Howells, 10 Matthew Morgan, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Joe Bearman, 7 Arthur Ellis, 6 Graham Knoop, 5 Rhodri Hughes, 4 Lloyd Peers, 3 Dan Suter, 2 Matthew Dwyer, 1 Marc Thomas.

Replacements: 16 Evan Yardley, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Nicky Thomas, 19 Sam Williams, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Ben John.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Dan Fish, 14 Richard Smith, 13 Gavin Evans, 12 Dafydd Hewitt, 11 Chris Czekaj, 10 Simon Humberstone, 9 Alex Walker, 8 Robin Copeland, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Ellis Jenkins, 5 James Down, 4 Macauley Cook, 3 Benoit Bourrust, 2 Kristian Dacey, 1 Sam Hobbs.

Replacements: 16 Rhys Williams, 17 Taufa’ao Filise, 18 Tom Davies, 19 Miles Normandale, 20 Rory Watts-Jones, 21 Luke Hamilton, 22 Lewis Jones, 23 Tom Williams.

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