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  1. Nine-man Swansea are knocked out of FA Cup 3-1 at Blackburn and Reading beat Cardiff City 2-1
  2. European Challenge Cup: Blues beat Grenoble 28-3 and Dragons triumph 30-19 against Stade Francais
  3. European Champions Cup: Ospreys lose 23-20 in Treviso. Scarlets are beaten 26-3 by Toulon.
  4. Newport County lose 3-0 at Northampton, Wrexham draw 1-1 with Gateshead.

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By Bruce Pope and Tom Gerken

All times stated are UK

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And I think that's it for the day - not a lot of wins from the Welsh sides, but plenty of excitement, goals, tries and talking points.

Thanks for your company, goodnight and nos da.

Although there's no Welsh sides left in the Champions Cup, both Cardiff Blues and Newport Gwent Dragons continue in the Challenge Cup.

We've been waiting for the last Pool games to end and we can tell you who'll be playing who and where... [drum roll please maestro!]

And it's an all-Welsh quarter final with the Dragons hosting Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade in the quarters.

The sides have already met twice this season in the Pro12 - and it's one win apiece. It should be a cracker on the first weekend in April.

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Cardiff have announced the signing of Lee Peltier - good news, Cardiff fans?

Andrew in Cardiff: Lee Peltier is good business... much better than Brayford and not as expensive.

Lewis in Cardiff: Sell a good and consistent right-back and replace him with Lee Peltier. #SladeLogic

Matthew in Cardiff: We'll probably give him away for free in the summer. Seems to be a new trend.

A little 'did you know' about Lee Peltier - he was Huddersfield Town captain up until transfer deadline day in August, when the armband was handed to a new signing. Who replaced him? Only

former Cardiff captain Mark Hudson.

Scarlets 3-26 Toulon


A last flurry for Scarlets as Priestland chips out of defence but it comes to nothing once more as the chasers overrun the ball.

Scarlets finish bottom of Pool 3 on eight points, Toulon go marching on to the quarters - and it will be former Cardiff Blues boss Dai Young who has the daunting task of taking his Wasps side to France.


Toulon open-side Steffon Armitage deservedly gets the award, he's been a huge pain at the breakdown for Scarlets and also looked dangerous the few times he's gone forward with ball in hand.

Sion Bennett comes on for Scarlets back-row Rob McCusker - only two left on the bench for the home side now. Toulon have used all theirs.

Phil Bennett

Former Wales and Lions captain

It's such a strong cup competition, these are some of the best sides I've ever seen, especially Clermont.

It's so difficult to judge, especially after Racing Metro went to Northampton

and thrashed them.

Yet you look at this side - they've not played well, yet they've strolled over Scarlets and they're leading 26-3.

Toulon are back up to 15 men for the final five minutes and despite having the man advantage Scarlets have not been able to make it pay.

Scarlets threaten a late try that might have made the last seven minutes very interesting, but again Toulon isolate the ball carrier to earn a turnover.

Peltier signs for Cardiff City

Lee Peltier
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Cardiff City confirm the signing of Huddersfield defender Lee Pelitier on a three-and-a-half year contract.


Josh Lewis gets the last 11 minutes for Scarlets in place of wing Harry Robinson, while Regan King's night is also over.

Bastareaud dawdles off for Toulon, which should give the home midfield a little relief in the closing stages.

There's a small break in play so that Habana can get some attention, the wing's nose is looking a bit bloodied but a bit of tissue paper seems to do the trick.


There's been a few more replacements as well as the coaches play some of their last cards.

Mamuka Gorgodze is on for Toulon, while Scarlets send for Rory Pitman in place of Aaron Shingler, Rob Evans for Wyn Jones - reversing their earlier blood bin change - and Rhodri Williams takes over at scrum-half for Aled Davies.

Misery loves company

Ospreys and Wales international Rhys Webb tweets: What a team Toulon are, this is the way rugby should be played #allez

Toulon try
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Toulon's wing Bryan Habana scores as Toulon lead Scarlets 3-26.

Someone might want to tell him that

Ospreys didn't fare particularly well today either...


Toulon lock Jocelino Suta earns a yellow card on 65 mins for pulling down at the line-out.

Not all doom and gloom for Welsh football

Let's not forget that Merthyr Town had a great day today, with a brace from Kayne Mclaggon ensuring a 2-1 victory.

Mick from Ferndale: We are top of the league! Steve Jenkins is the reason, excellent manager. Cardiff could do with him!

Mike in Edwardsville: We took 200 to Clevedon last week. All roads lead to Evesham now...

Mark in Penarth: Up the town! Another three points today towards promotion, Merthyr Town have surely got to do it this season!

Mick, Mike and Mark all support Merthyr. Apparently they're fans of alliteration there in mid-Glamorgan.


It's like migration time on the Serengeti as the Toulon bench almost empties.

Jean-Charles Orioli, Jean-Charles Oriol, Martin Castrogiovanni, Bakkies Botha and Juan Fernandez Lobbe come on for the star-studded French side.

Scarlets send on Kristian Phillips for Scott Williams and Wyn Jones for Rob Evans. It seems like Wayne Pivac is starting to look ahead to next week now.

Steffon Armitage is making a real nuisance of himself at the breakdown and Scarlets are penalised for holding on as the back-row 'jackals' the ball.

The flanker has been in great form for Toulon but didn't make England's Six Nations squad. Probably not a bad thing for Wales with England coming to Cardiff for the opening game on 6 February - live on the BBC of course!

Hell for an Angel

Swansea defender Angel Rangel on twitter: Very disappointing result today. Time to fully focus on the Premier League & keep top 10 spot till the end. Exciting challenge #believe

Angel Rangel
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Not-so-friendly encounter

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Scarlets number eight Rob McCusker and Toulon lock Jocelino Suta settle a minor disagreement at Parc y Scarlets.

Scarlets 3-26 Toulon


Toulon launch an attack off a wheeled scrum, Juanne Smith pops the ball up to find fellow Springbok Bryan Habana and the wing cuts back to score. Halfpenny converts. 52 mins

Scarlets 3-19 Toulon

Phil Bennett

Former Wales and Lions captain

He is human after all, Leigh Halfpenny.

He's just pulled that kick wide of the post, but I think he's the best kicker in European rugby at the moment, possibly world rugby.

But they want to stuff Scarlets now and put them out of the game, they're not concerned with kicks from pens.

Let-off for Scarlets as they are pinged for off-side. The penalty is on the halfway line but in front of the posts, an area we're used to seeing Halfpenny slot them over but the Wales full-back misses for once.

Priestland is limping a bit though, a concern for Scarlets who really need their fly-half general on the field for the remaining half-hour.

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Let's not forget there has also been a full schedule of Welsh rugby today, with a few of you letting us know your feelings about

Ospreys' 23-20 defeat to Treviso today:

Gareth in Swansea: What a truly great day for Swansea (not!). Very poor.

Ashley in Newport: Welsh regions are just not good enough. Losing too often against so-called 'lesser sides'.

Gareth in South Wales: Scrum cost us again!

Tweet us at #BBCSportWales if you want to join the conversation, remember there's still one game going on this Super Saturday - Scarlets are losing 3-19 to Toulon at half-time.

Welcome home Leigh!

Steven Shingler tackles Leigh Halfpenny
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Toulon full-back Leigh Halfpenny was gets a hot reception from Scarlets centre Steven Shingler on his return to Wales. Well, he is from the "other" side of the Loughor estuary.

That's more like it as Priestland releases his backs and Scarlets make 50m down the left wing. Good hands and straight running - lovely stuff.

We're back and running at Parc y Scarlets, let's see if the home side can cause Toulon a few more problems in the second half.

Quick sums done on the draw for the next round of the Champions Cup and if it stays like this Toulon will have home advantage - and will host Dai Young's Wasps in the quarter-finals.

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The Russell Slade 'debate' continues, especially with his 'walking out' comments [see 18:12]...

Rhys in Pontypridd: Russell Slade's long ball tactics are killing the club, with the players not getting the chance to play the ball around on the floor!

Sion in Penarth: If Russell Slade was a good manager he would be able to motivate any player, regardless if he signed them or not. The whole point of management is to be good at managing! Out of his depth, club's still a mess.

Mike in Cardiff: Russell Slade has to go, he is clearly outside of his comfort zone and has no imagination other than route one football. Relegation beckons.

Rhys in Cardiff: It would be better if he walked out of the stadium and never came back...

We're still looking for someone who thinks Slade should keep his job at Cardiff City. Tweet #BBCSportWales or text us on 81012.

HALF-TIME Scarlets 3-19 Toulon

Leigh Halfpenny has kicked 11 points in the first half for Toulon against Scarlets
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Leigh Halfpenny has kicked 11 points in the first half for Toulon against Scarlets

Scarlets end the half with their best scrum of the match, holding Toulon's eight and then swarming over their backs in defence. A quick scuffle breaks out but the half-time whistle goes almost immediately - promise of tea and snacks sees the big men separate.

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade

It's the most disappointing 45 minutes since I've been here. I'd have probably walked out myself if I'd been in the crowd in the 2nd half.

Great defence from Scarlets as they drive Toulon back from their line after Bastareaud made the initial charge, but Toulon still win a scrum in the Welsh 22.

Looks like the repair job on Tillous-Borde didn't hold and he's again left the field. Back comes human yo-yo Escande.

Another Welsh footballer having a good day

Wayne Hennessey
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Crystal Palace goalkeeper and Wales international Wayne Hennessey: Fantastic result today against a strong team. Thought fans were amazing as always.

Crystal Palace

beat Southampton 3-2 earlier today, with all of the goals scored in the first 40 minutes.

Bad day for Welsh clubs - good day for a Welsh footballer?

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal midfielder and Wales international Aaron Ramsey: Training in the sun... looking forward to the #FACup tomorrow. Great memories last year, let's do the same this year!

Considering that both Manchester City and Chelsea have been knocked out of the FA Cup by lower-tier opposition, Ramsey will want to make sure he has his shooting boots on tomorrow.

Scarlets 3-19 Toulon


Toulon's pack seems to have their opposite numbers on toast at the moment and with Halfpenny's kicking, each collapsed scrum is almost a free three points. 34 mins

Scarlets 3-16 Toulon


That's better. Scarlets get themselves on the scoreboard with a penalty from Steve Shingler, who steps up to slot the ball rather than Priestland with 30 mins gone.


Escande is back on the pitch after a bit of work in the blood bin. Tillous-Borde mopes off to the bench until he's called upon again.

Phil Bennett

Former Wales and Lions captain

There's a few Scarlets players on their knees when there's a break in play, already feeling the pace of this game.

A great kick into the corner by Priestland gives Scarlets hope with an attacking line-out. This time the catch is good but the drive disintegrates and the home side are penalised for holding on.

Scarlets 0-16 Toulon


Toulon are intent on taking any chance to score and Nicolas Sanchez drops a goal to rub in their superiority.

Scrum-half Sebastien Tillous-Borde has left the field injured for the visitors, to be replaced by Eric Escande.

Scarlets 0-13 Toulon


Leigh Halfpenny slots an easy kick from in front of the posts, the French now lead 13-0 after 20 mins.