LV= Cup: Cardiff Blues 10-6 London Irish

Cardiff Blues' Thomas Young is tackled by Jonathan Joseph

Cardiff Blues dented London Irish's hopes of reaching the LV= Cup semi-final with victory at the Arms Park.

Gavin Evans scored the game's only try with Rhys Patchell adding a conversion and a penalty.

Full-back Tom Homer scored two penalties for the visitors on a damp evening at the Arms Park.

London Irish must rely on Worcester beating Saracens if they are to reach the semi-finals of the competition.


Cardiff Blues: Tovey, O. Williams, Evans, Hewitt, Robinson, Patchell, Walker, Trevett, R. Williams, Bourrust, Hill, Down, Paterson, Young, Copeland.

Replacements: Hobbs for Trevett (53), Dacey for R. Williams (69), Filise for Bourrust (53), Hamilton for Hill (6), Jones for Young (69).

Not Used: Watts-Jones, Sweeney, Czekaj.

London Irish: Homer, Ojo, Joseph, Armitage, Yarde, Geraghty, Phibbs, Lahiff, Mayhew, Aulika, Low, Evans, Garvey, Sinclair, Hala'ufia.

Replacements: Humphreys for Geraghty (56), Moates for Phibbs (56), Yanuyanutawa for Lahiff (69), McGregor for Mayhew (69), Halavatau for Aulika (60), Gray for Hala'ufia (60).

Not Used: Sandford, Shingler.

Att: 5,938

Ref: Ian Tempest (RFU).

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