Cardiff
1999/2000 Welsh/Scottish League
Cardiff 116 v 0 Dunvant
25 March 2000 - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Dunvant

Match Report

Cardiff 116 Dunvant 0

Hooker Jonathan Humphreys has declared himself fit for Wales after coming through Cardiff's 18-try rout of desperate Dunvant.

He helped the Blue and Blacks go top of the Welsh/Scottish League for the first time this season. Humphreys made his first full appearance since picking up his shoulder injury in the European Cup against Harlequins.

Having survived Cardiff's one-sided romp, Humphreys looks set to be recalled into the Wales squad that travels to Dublin.

"The shoulder feels good and it was great to be back playing after such a long lay-off," said Humphreys. "I am available for selection for Wales for the Ireland game but the final decision is with Graham Henry.

The records tumbled at the Arms Park as Cardiff equalled the highest ever National League score in Wales - matching Ystradgynlais's 116 points and 18-try tally in Division Two last season.

Cardiff's 116-point winning margin is a League record, while Irish outside half Paul Burke Paul Burke matched David Love's 13 conversions for Ystrad against Kenfig Hill. As far as the Blue and Blacks records are concerned it was their biggest score in the club's 125-year history. Wing Nick Walne  matched Derrick Preece's club record of six tries in a match against Dunvant.

Liam Botham, Rhys Williams, Leigh Davies and Jamie Robinson all grabbed two tries a piece.

The writing was on the wall when deposed Wales skipper Rob Howley waltzed over after two minutes to set the ball rolling. After that it was one-way traffic in what has to be one of the greatest mis-matches of all time.

Official : Huw F Lewis (Wales)

Cardiff Dunvant
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