Anglo-Welsh Cup: Cardiff Blues 7-31 Ospreys
|Anglo-Welsh Cup: Cardiff Blues v Ospreys|
|Cardiff Blues (7) 7|
|Tries: Davies Cons: Jones|
|Ospreys (7) 31|
|Tries: Otten, Leonard, O'Flaherty 2, Evans Cons: Jones 3|
Ospreys earned a bonus point victory over Blues at Cardiff Arms Park.
Scott Otten crossed following a line-out drive within two minutes and teenager Phil Jones added the extras.
The Blues hit back when Rhodri Davies, making his full Blues debut on permit from Llandovery, went over and Ben Jones converted.
Blues' Georgian prop Anton Peikrishvili was then sent off and Ospreys never looked back, with Brendon Leonard, Tom O'Flaherty (2) and Dan Evans crossing.
Flanker James Botham, grandson of England cricketing legend Ian Botham, made his debut as a second half replacement for the hosts.
Cardiff Blues: Dan Fish; Owen Lane, Cory Allen, Garyn Smith, Rhun Williams; Ben Jones, Rhodri Davies; Brad Thyer, Matthew Rees (capt), Anton Peikrishvili, Jarrad Hoeata, James Down, Macauley Cook, Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Sheekey.
Replacements: Liam Belcher, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, Seb Davies, James Botham, Hemi Barnes, Dane Blacker, Harri Millard.
Ospreys: Dafydd Howells, Tom Grabham, Joe Thomas, Jonathan Spratt, Eli Walker, Phil Jones, Brendon Leonard, Gareth Thomas, Scott Otten, Rhodri Jones, Adam Beard, Rory Thornton, Olly Cracknell, Sam Underhill, Rob McCusker (capt).
Replacements: Sam Parry, Paul James, Ma'afu Fia ,James Ratti, Joe Bearman, Matthew Aubrey, Dan Evans, Tom O'Flaherty.