Judgement Day (rugby union)

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Judgement Day is an annual Welsh Rugby Union event that takes place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff which coincides with the Pro12 competition. The dimension in the Welsh regional rugby calendar sees the four regions; Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets, join forces with the Welsh Rugby Union to form a double-header fixture at the Millennium Stadium. The annual derby day clash will be repeated for the foreseeable future with the two east Wales regions taking on the two west Wales regions on rotation each season.[1]

2013[edit]

More information at: 2012–13 Pro12

2013 was the inaugural year of Judgement Day, which saw Newport Gwent Dragons play Scarlets and Cardiff Blues play Ospreys.[2]

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Scarlets[edit]

30 March 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+00)
Newport Gwent Dragons 20–28 Scarlets
Try: J. Evans 36' c
D. Evans 75' c
Con: Prydie (2/2)
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 40', 56'
Report Try: North (2) 26' c, 68' m
J. Davies 66' c
Con: O. Williams (2/3)
Pen: O. Williams (3/6) 19', 45', 58'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 36,174
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys[edit]

30 March 2013
17:15 GMT (UTC+00)
Cardiff Blues 16–23 Ospreys
Try: Halfpenny 6' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1)
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 25', 53', 63'
Report Try: King 20' c
Spratt 33' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (3/5) 11', 31', 76'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 36,174
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

2014[edit]

More information at: 2013–14 Pro12

2014 saw the return of the double derby at the Millennium Stadium as Cardiff Blues faced Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons faced Ospreys.[3]

Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets[edit]

20 April 2014
14:00 BST (UTC+01)
Cardiff Blues 17–13 Scarlets
Try: Cuthbert 4' m
Pen: G. Davies (4/5) 10', 16', 36', 76'
Report Try: Priestland 33' m
Owens 71' m
Pen: Priestland (1/2) 40'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 30,441
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Ospreys[edit]

20 April 2014
16:45 BST (UTC+01)
Newport Gwent Dragons 10–20 Ospreys
Try: Rees 46' c
Con: Burton (1/1)
Pen: Prydie (1/1) 64'
Report Try: Habberfield 61' c
Penalty try 78' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 53', 70'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 30,441
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

2015[edit]

More information at: 2014–15 Pro12

2015 saw the first double derby at the Millennium Stadium under the new Six Year Rugby Services Agreement. Cardiff Blues faced the Ospreys and Newport Gwent Dragons faced the Scarlets.[4] The 52,762 crowd for the 2 matches, was a Judgment Day and Pro 12 match record.

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys[edit]

25 April 2015
14:30
Cardiff Blues 23–31 Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Navidi 58' c
Fish 80' c
Con: G. Davies (1/1)
Anscombe (1/1)
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 7', 11', 27'
Report Try: D. Evans 34' c
Biggar 44' c
Grabham 52' c
John 65' c
Con: Biggar (4/4)
Pen: Biggar (1/2) 61'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 52,762
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Scarlets[edit]

25 April 2015
16:45
Newport Gwent Dragons 10–29 Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Morgan 16' c
Con: D. Jones (1/1)
Pen: D. Jones (1/2) 24'
Report Try: Owens 37' c
S. Williams 39' c
L. Williams 41' c
Robinson 57' m
Con: Priestland (3/4)
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 6'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 52,762
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Welsh Regions plan derby day at Millennium Stadium". www.bbc.co.uk. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Derby delight at Millennium Stadium". www.wru.co.uk. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Judgement Day returns in 2014". www.wru.co.uk. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Judgement Day: Wales' regional double-header set for April return". www.bbc.co.uk. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.