Heineken Cup Pool 2 round-up
The new artificial surface at the Arms Park has been under the spotlight in recent weeks, but there was no doubting the fact that it contributed to what was a brilliantly free-flowing game between Cardiff Blues and Glasgow.
The Blues' win was orchestrated by 20-year-old fly-half Rhys Patchell, whose reputation is rapidly growing. Lions winger Alex Cuthbert's coast-to-coast try in the final 10 minutes sealed a victory that keeps the Blues right on the heels of Toulon, who remain top of a highly competitive pool after seeing off Exeter Chiefs.
All to play for
At the half-way point of the pool stages, all four teams are still in with a real chance of progressing to the latter stages. Exeter came up just short after a valiant effort against Toulon. The English side will need to show similar dogged determination in the south of France next weekend if they are to spring a surprise win.
4It's not often that Jonny Wilkinson has an off day with the boot, but four missed place-kicks contributed to Toulon's jittery performance. Matt Giteau eventually took over the kicking duties.