RGC 1404 nearly pulled of a shock at the Arms Park as they ran Cardiff right to the wire. The first twenty minutes belonged to the visitors as the showed control upfront and pace in the back division, and is was this dominance that saw them score first. Fly half Connor Braid slipping between two defenders to score a try that he converted.
It was then a tale of missed tackles, RGC missed three, Cardiff scored three times. The first through sevens specialist Alex Cuthbert, the second, a contender for try of the season, five minutes later as the home side broke from deep. Will Jones entered the line to link up with Cuthbert who found the supporting Nathan Rees to touchdown. If that was a contender then try number three was even better. Again the ball was moved wide from the home twenty-two. Darren Ryan found space and put James Loxton clear. He out-paced the defence and although the ball didn’t go straight to hand Cuthbert was in support to pick up the loose ball and score.
The second half started as the first had finished, Cardiff moving the ball wide when possible, and try number four duly arrived as Dan Partridge finished off a move that had gone through several phases. At that point RGC looked doomed to a heavy defeat, but a spirited fight back saw them score three tries of equal class. Seam White, a thorn in Cardiff’s side all game, touched down the fourth and final try to bring RGC within one score. They nearly secured the win, but a foot in touch saved Cardiff’s blushes.