Cardiff Blues 24 - 35 Montpellier

Match info: Rugby Champions Cup at Cardiff Arms Park

Date: 09/12/2012 KO: 12:45

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Cardiff Blues

PenaltiesPatchell (3, 12, 22, 34, 42, 69, 70)Drop GoalsPatchell (28)



TriesBerard (30) Gorgodze (64) Nagusa (78)ConversionsPaillaugue (31)PenaltiesPaillaugue (9, 17, 25, 39, 63, 73)

FT (ht: 15-19)

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    Full time
  • The conversion is missed. Montpellier are full of running in the dying seconds as they go in search of a bonus-point try. It isn't be be though - that's full time. Montpellier didn't deserve the bonus point. Well done to Cardiff for fighting for as long as they did. Toulon should win this pool easily now. Thanks for joining us, cheers!

  • TRY, MONTPELLIER, NAGUSA. 24-35. That should seal the game for the visitors! That man Gorgodze gives the final pass as Montpellier show great hands to get it wide quickly and Timoci Nagusa can finish in the corner.

  • Cuthbert takes a high ball but has no support. The Montpellier heavies ruck over and the Wales wing doesn't release. Fernandez kicks it into the corner.

  • PENALTY, MONTPELLIER, PAILLAUGUE. 24-30. Fernandez makes a mini break and Filise is pinged again on the deck. Paillaugue makes no mistake from 45m out.

  • PENALTY, CARDIFF, PATCHELL. 24-27. Another superb kick from the 19-year-old after Beattie is isolated and forced to hold on.

  • PENALTY, CARDIFF, PATCHELL. 21-27. This game isn't done yet! Gorgodze gives away a penalty and Patchell sends it straight down the middle from over 40m - again.

  • Paillaugue MISSES the conversion. That's his first miss today.

  • TRY, MONTPELLIER, GORGODZE. 18-27. Fernandez plucks a bomb out of the air with a brilliant take. Montpellier attack at pace with Fernandez heavily involved. The scrambling Blues defence can't stop the strongest man on the field and Gorgodze muscles his way over.

  • PENALTY, MONTPELLIER, PAILLAUGUE. 18-22. Six out of six for Paillaugue. Tafa'ao Filise penalise for not rolling away.

  • Gorgodze is in the middle of everything that Montpellier are doing. Still just one point in it though- credit to Cardiff for keeping their chins up and staying in the game.

  • Montpellier are under pressure now as Tovey dabs a little chip ahead. Thiery keeps calm and finds touch however.

  • Audrin intercepts!!! Great chase from Patchell to get back and chase him down. But there are plenty of numbers for comes wide and Bérard scores in the corner. NO!!!! The final pass from Gorgodze was forward. Terrible mistake under no pressure at all.

  • Alexandre Bias puts in a crunching tackle on Patchell but the Blues still keep coming, Patchell kicks into the corner and Thiery is lucky not to be blown up for knocking up. The Blues might be a man down down but they're doing all the playing.

  • Adventurous play from the visitors, who sling it about in front of their own posts. It comes off though and they are able to get out of their 22. Patchell has another go at a drop from halfway...but it's just short.

  • The Blues are lucky to get away with a free kick after being shoved backwards at scrum time. 'Early push' is the call. That's harsh. Either way Patchell can send play back into Montpellier territory.

  • Great work from Robin Copeland, who wrestles Paillaugue down to the ground and turns it over! The waves of Montpellier attacks are increasing though...

  • Paillaugue nips around the side of a scrum and races into the Blues half. Cardiff hooker Marc Breeze goes down and stays down after a clash of heads...he's not looking good. Eventually he gets up though...and he'll play on!

  • PENALTY, CARDIFF, PATCHELL.18-19. Montpellier penalised at the ruck again and Patchell splits the uprights from 45m!

  • Here we go for round two! Cardiff win possession back and drive into the Montpellier half. The hosts are breathing fire!

    Second half

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