2014/2015 Principality Premiership
Cardiff 33 v 21 Quins
14 February 2015 - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Carmarthen Quins

Match Report

Cardiff 33 Carmarthen Quins 21

Cardiff bounced back from going out of the SWALEC cup in a five try display against third placed Carmarthen Quins

But the start wouldn't have shown anything of what was to be one of the best displays of the season. The Quins went ahead within 5 minutes when Ellis Lloyd was on the end of a sweeping move. Six minutes later the Quins lead was doubled when Chris Banfield flew over following a break by Lee Williams. Craig Evans converted both, but that was as good as it got in the first half for the visitors. The fight back started when Geriant Llewellyn landed a short range penalty, moments later and the first try was scored. Llewellyn broke through and released Thomas Pascoe who found Tom Slater in support to score.

The second try came from pressure. The Quins had the ball but were unable to make headway. When the ball eventual went loose James Murphy gathered and sent Chris Knight over for a try that Llewellyn converted. Just before half time it got even better for the home side as this time Pascoe and Jack Phillips worked the space for Knight to score again to send Cardiff in 23-14 at half time.

The second half saw more pressure from the home side. The pack were on top and kept the pressure on the Quins. James Sheekey was leading from the front and it was no surprise when he charged down a clearing kick to set up an attacking position for the home side. Two minutes later and the bonus point try was in the bag as Sheekey finished off a move that had gone through several pairs of hands. Quins though hadn’t given up and scored a try to bring them back into the game. Lee Williams broke the covering tackle for a try that Evans converted.

But the points were secured when a line out close to the visitors line was driven over, Jonathan Edwards on the end of move to leave the Quins empty handed and the Blue & Blacks with a 33-21 win.

Attendance: 575

Official : Wayne Davies (Wales)

Cardiff Quins