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2009 EDF Energy Cup final

Twickenham, 18 April, 2009




Moseley RFC

The rugby begins early at Twickenham with Moseley's victory over Leeds Carnegie in the EDF Energy National Trophy Final

Leigh Halfpenny, Cardiff Blues celebrate

Cardiff v Gloucester: The scoring opens with the Blues' Richie Rees creating a beautiful try for Leigh Halfpenny to touch down

Ryan Lamb, Gloucester; Richie Rees, Cardiff

Halfpenny adds a second try on 20 minutes and Ryan Lamb is lucky not to be sin-binned for taking out Gloucester's jitters on Rees

Mark Foster scores for Gloucester

With little possession or guile Gloucester look out of the game but a try from Mark Foster brings the score back to 17-5

Ben Blair

Ben Blair's boot is also on fine form, bagging a penalty and two (of three) conversions in the first half

Tom James, Cardiff; Ryan Lamb, Gloucester

It's starting to look like men against boys as Cardiff's Tom James gets the ball down in the corner despite Lamb's best efforts

Gareth Delve, Gloucester; Paul Tito, Taufa"ao Filise, Cardiff

22-5 down at half-time, Gloucester need to score early in the second half but can not penetrate the Blues' defence

James Simpson-Daniel, Gloucester; Tom James, Gloucester

The Blues are happy for Gloucester to have some ball and pick off James Simpson-Daniel's momentary turns of speed

Ben Blair

It all looks too easy as the side from Wales carve through their opposition again for Ben Blair to cap his performance with a try

Ceri Sweeney, Cardiff; Matthew Watkins, Gloucester

Seconds later and Cardiff are in once more as Gloucester leave a high ball and Ceri Sweeney jaunts in between the posts

Tom Shanklin, Cardiff

Good Gloucester pressure yields a penalty try but scores for Blair and Tom Shanklin seal Cardiff's win, clocking 50 points

Paul Tito, Cardiff

Cardiff at times were little more than a blue blur past Gloucester's eyes and captain Paul Tito lifts the Welsh side's first trophy

Martyn Williams, Cardiff

Despite not scoring Martyn Williams marshals the Twickenham pitch for 80 minutes and deserves his man of the match award



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