Brynley Toms and his Cardiff Rugby Football Club teammates cruised into the last eight of the Specsavers National Cup with an Eleven Try demolition of Ebbw Vale.
The previous week the rain had spoilt the league game, but this week the rain stayed away and Cardiff ran riot. But they were made to defend in the early minutes as Ebbw hoisted a few up and unders that Cardiff had trouble with. But they dealt with them and on their first attack they scored. From a scrum near the Ebbw line an attack one way was halted, but when it came back the other way Dan Fish was able to step inside to score. Gareth Thompson added the extras as he was to do with all but one of his conversions.
The Cardiff back row was working fantastically as a unit and from turnover ball space was created for Max Llewellyn to run to two meters away, when the ball was recycled Fish was again the man to skip over. Try three came a couple of minutes later, More turnover ball was sent wide to Sam Beard, and his dink through bounced into Tom Habberfield’s hands, his simple pass to Morgan Allen sent the captain over. Just before the break Thompson added a penalty to send the home side in 24-0 up.
The second half produced try number four straight from the kick off. Llewellyn gather the restart and beat five or six players before linking with Habberfield. He was pulled down short but the ball was recycled and Ben Thomas sent Llewellyn over. He was to provide the fifth as he sent Fish in for his hattrick. The sixth was a contender for try of the season. Ben Thomas glided outside his man and sent Evan Yardley on his way from 60 metres out. The hooker sprinted down the line to score. Dawid Rubasniak got Ebbw on the board before Cardiff scored again. Ebbw dropped the restart and scrum ball was worked wide to Barney Nightingale. With three men around him he jinked pass two and powered over.
The next try came from a charge down, Thompson was charged down but the ball bounced into Joe Scrivens hands, he fed Llewellyn who did the rest from 50 meters. An Ethan Lloyd break lead to try nine. A resulting penalty went to the corner and from the maul Alex Everett crashed over. From the kick off Jim Botham went straight through a gap. 50 meters later he linked with Callum Bradbury who finished the try off. Ebbw grabbed a second from Lewis Young but Cardiff rounded off the evening with try eleven. Ebbw were trying everything but a pop between the legs went to Leon Andrews. With no one in front of him he finished off the scoring with Cardiff into the next round 78-12.