Carmarthen Quins
2015/2016 Principality Premiership
Quins 22 v 30 Cardiff
10 October 2015 - The Park, Carmarthen

Match Report

Carmarthen Quins 22 Cardiff 30

Cardiff gained another bonus point win on the road as The Quins were brushed aside in the first half.

This was a complete contrast from last weeks first half display. Within three minutes the first try had arrived. Several early kickable penalties were spurned in favour of the kick to the corner and when the drive was brought down Ethan Lewis shot round the blind side to put Scott Andrews over. James Thomas was just wide with the conversion but was in the thick of the second try. Another lineout this time a little further out was taken off the top and sent to Thomas. His flat pass found Will Rees Hole on a fantastic line that no one in the Quins defence pick up. The centre slipping over the line for a try that Thomas converted.

Try number three came just before half time. A mistake and a loose kick was collected by Terry Gee. His pace put him past three defenders before his little chip over the full back. The winger was taken out but Jack Phillips was on hand to collect and score. 

The second half was played into a wind but the Quins just could gain any momentum. That was down to a rock solid defensive effort that impressed the watching Cardiff Blues coach Danny Wilson. Try number four was agian about running the right line. This time it was Chris Knight who came on the angle and then took the outside curve to score, Thomas added the conversion and the game was all but over.

The Quins though still worked hard and got three tries in the last ten minutes, but that was really just consolation for the home side as the Blue & Blacks ran out comfortable winners 30-22.

Attendance: 300

Official : Wayne Davies (Wales)

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