Wales full-back Matthew Morgan makes his debut as Blues edge out Bristol at Arms Park

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Steven Shingler and Alex Cuthbert celebrate Shingler crossing the line against Bristol

Cardiff Blues completed their pre-season preparation with a hard-fought 25-24 victory over Bristol.

Wales hopeful Matthew Morgan started at number 15 against his old club while No 8 Nick Williams also made his debut despite joining from Ulster in December 2015 after shoulder surgery.

Wales international Tom James and Steven Shingler both scored tries for the hosts, as did Aled Summerhill.

Gavin Henson kicked two conversions and a penalty for Bristol.

Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan (Dan Fish 55); Alex Cuthbert (Aled Summerhill 37), Cory Allen, Rey Lee Lo (Garyn Smith 68), Tom James (Blaine Scully 62); Steve Shingler (Jarrod Evans 69), Tomos Williams (Tavis Knoyle 62); Rhys Gill (Brad Thyer 58), Kirby Myhill (Kristian Dacey 40), Taufa'ao Filise (Dillon Lewis 40), George Earle (James Down 58), Cam Dolan (Seb Davies 69), Macauley Cook, Ellis Jenkins (Shane Lewis-Hughes 75), Nick Williams (Josh Navidi 60)

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