Match Preview: Cardiff Rugby
Get the latest ahead of Saturday afternoon's United Rugby Championship Round 10 match against Cardiff Rugby at the DAM Health Stadium (8 January, kick-off 3pm) with this week's Match Preview.
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HOW TO WATCH
The match is live on Premier Sports 1 from 2.30pm, and BBC Wales from 2.50pm ahead of a 3pm kick-off at the DAM Health Stadium.
You can can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre or listen live on BBC Radio Scotland.
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 55th competition game)
Assistants: Hollie Davidson, Ian Kenny (both SRU)
TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU)
The Edinburgh Rugby team to face Cardiff Rugby at the DAM Health Stadium for Round 10 of the United Rugby Championship will be named at 12 noon on Friday 7 January via the club's website and social channels.
OVERALL URC RECORD
Played 34, Edinburgh won 14, Cardiff won 20.
STORY OF THE MATCH
Edinburgh’s only loss in any competition this season came via a last-gasp Leonardo Marin drop goal in a 28-27 defeat at Benetton in Round 2 of the URC.
Edinburgh are also yet to taste defeat at DAM Health Stadium with the last three meetings between the sides all being won by the home team.
Cardiff have won three of their five URC matches this term but have not prevailed away from home since a 29-28 win over Scarlets in Llanelli in May’s Rainbow Cup clash.
The Welsh club have triumphed in 20 of their 34 encounters against Edinburgh but their sole success in their last six visits to Scotland came at BT Murrayfield in February 2019.
|Date||Venue||E||C||Edinburgh Scorers||Cardiff Scorers|
|Fri 1 Sep 17||Cardiff Arms Park||20||10||Duncan Weir(2C/2P) Chris Dean(T) Blair Kinghorn(T)||Josh Navidi(T) Jarrod Evans(C/P)|
|Sat 23 Feb 19||BT Murrayfield||17||19|
Nathan Fowles(T) Jaco van der Walt(2C/P) Viliame Mata(T)
Jason Harries(2T) Lloyd Williams(T) Jarrod Evans(2C)
Sat 5 Oct 19
|Cardiff Arms Park||19||11|
Jaco van der Walt(C/4P) Mark Bennett(T)
Owen Lane(T) Jarrod Evans(2P)
Fri 28 Feb 20
Simon Hickey(3P) George Taylor(T)
Mon 9 Nov 20
Lee-Roy Atalifo(T) Nathan Chamberlain(C/2P) Dave Cherry(T)
|Mon 22 Mar 21||Cardiff Arms Park||15||34|
Charlie Savala(C/P) George Taylor(2T)
Rey Lee-Lo(T) Liam Belcher(T) Jarrod Evans(T/4C/2P) James Ratti(T)
|Last 3 URC results:||23 Oct - Zebre (A) W 27-10||9 Oct - Bulls (H) L 19-29|
|27 Nov - Dragons (A) W 30-14||16 Oct - Sharks (H) W 23-17|
|3 Dec - Benetton (H) W 24-10||23 Oct - Dragons (H) W 31-29|
|URC 2021/22||2nd - W5 D1 L1 - 28pts||10th - W3 D0 L2 - 14pts|
|URC Form||lDWwwW (23pts)||WWlLlW (16pts)|
|Top try scorer||4 - Ben Vellacott, Darcy Graham||3 - Owen Lane|
|Top points scorer||37 - Blair Kinghorn||31 - Rhys Priestland|
KEY STATS AND RECORDS
Edinburgh Rugby’s only defeat in any competition this season was by a solitary point in Treviso in Round 2 of the United Rugby Championship.
Edinburgh are yet to be defeated at their new home with their last home reversal being 31-34 to Ulster in the Rainbow Cup at the main stadium in June.
Cardiff Rugby have won three of their five matches in the United Rugby Championship this campaign including the last two both at home to Sharks and Dragons in October.
Cardiff have not won away from home since beating Scarlets 29-28 in Llanelli in the Rainbow Cup in May.
Cardiff’s only victory in their last six visits to Scotland in all tournaments was 19-17 against Edinburgh at Murrayfield in February 2019.
The last three matches between the two sides have all gone the way of home field advantage.