Result: Cardiff Blues survive Glasgow Warriors rally

Cardiff Blues survive a strong fightback from Glasgow Warriors to secure a 9-7 win in the Heineken Cup.

Cardiff Blues have moved back to the top of their pool in the Heineken Cup following a 9-7 win over Glasgow Warriors this evening.

Leone Nakarawa of Glasgow is tackled by Sam Hobbs of Cardiff and Gareth Davies of Cardiff during the The Heineken Cup Pool 2 Match between Glasgow Warriors and Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun Stadium, on December 13, 2013© Getty Images

After a resilient start by the home side, Cardiff started to look the stronger of the two teams in the first half, but were hampered when Sam Hobbs was sent to the sin bin for a series of penalties in the scrum.

Glasgow thought that they had done enough to add the opening try of the match just before half time, but Niko Matawalu's dive over was ruled out for an illegal block in the build up.

Leigh Halfpenny added another penalty to put the visitors further ahead midway through the second half, but a strong spell resulted in a try from Ryan Grant, leaving the Warriors just two points down with nine minutes left to play.

The Scottish side had a couple of chances to clinch the win late on, but Duncan Weir kicked a 79th-minute penalty wide, before Cardiff held up a last-gasp scrum.

Cardiff Blues' Leigh Halfpenny kicks a goal against Glasgow Warriors during their Heineken Cup match on December 6, 2013
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