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Cardiff limp to victory

Published 07/01/2011

Ceri Sweeney
Ceri Sweeney

Cardiff began 2011 with a 24-13 victory over Aironi which put the Blues into the Magners League play-off positions - but they struggled to see off the only team in the competition without a win all season.

The New Year's Eve thrills of a two-point triumph over local rivals Ospreys before a Welsh record 22,000-plus crowd were lost in a turgid encounter in which over-confidence seemed the Blues' biggest danger.

Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Thomas touched down for Cardiff in between flanker Gareth Krause's try, while Ceri Sweeney ultimately sealed the win by kicking 11 points.

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