Ospreys secure bonus point victory over Cardiff Blues

Dan Evans was among the Ospreys try scorers
Dan Evans was among the Ospreys try scorers

Cardiff Blues 7 - 31 Ospreys, Cardiff Arms Park

A dominant second half performance from Ospreys saw them secure a 7-31 bonus point victory over Cardiff Blues in their Anglo-Welsh Cup encounter at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday.

Hooker Scott Otten got Ospreys off the mark with a second minute try following which fly-half Phil Jones added the conversion to take the visitors to seven point lead.

However, scrum-half Rhodri Davies responded with a try of his own in the 16th minute while Ben Jones' conversion saw the scores levelled at 7-7 at half time.

The second half also saw James Botham, grandson of England legendary cricketer Ian Botham, making his debut for Cardiff Blues coming from the bench. However, they failed to add any point in the second half.

Scrum-half Brendon Leonard (48') replacements Tom O'Flaherty (61' and 78'), Dan Evans (76') scored the tries in the second half while Phil converted two of it to secure a 24-point win for the Ospreys.

Ospreys currently top the Pool 2 with six points from two games while Cardiff Blues find themselves at the bottom of Pool 3 after losing both their games.

Ospreys will take on Bristol next while Cardiff Blues will lock horns with Sale Sharks in Round 3 of the Anglo-Welsh Cup scheduled next year.


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