Blair shines in Blues triumph

Ben Blair scored 25 points in the Cardiff Blues’ emphatic 50-12 victory over Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup final at Twickenham.

The New Zealander scored a brace and added six conversions and a penalty to go with tries from Leigh Halfpenny (2), Tom Shanklin, Ceri Sweeney and Tom James.

Gloucester were truly awful, managing just a converted try and penalty try. It was the Blues’ first ever European success, while Gloucester’s Twickenham curse continued. They’ve now lost on their last four visits to the historic ground.