Replacement hooker Rhys Thomas got the vital try nine minutes from time to earn the Welsh region their first success of this season's Heineken Cup. But Ulster had to play a large part of the game without influential fly half David Humphreys. The Irish international staggered from the field with a suspected fractured cheekbone suffered during Cardiff's opening try. Humphreys, who had levelled the scores with a second penalty early in the second half, collided with teammate Kevin Maggs as Tom Shanklin burst through to set up Jonny Vaughton's score. Two penalties from replacement Adam Larkin set-up a nail-biting finish but Cardiff's defence for once held firm to record only their third European victory in three seasons.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.