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Cardiff Blues 17-13 Llanelli Scarlets (FT)

Judgement Day's first derby has ended Cardiff Blues 17-13 Llanelli Scarlets.

Two yellow cards saw Liam Williams sent off for the Scarlets and a straight red for the Blues's Robin Copeland saw him sent to the stands, leaving both teams down to 14 men in the second half.


It's a second yellow for @sanjaywills and a red for Copeland. Both teams down to 14 men at 55 minutes.


Red Card for Blues 8 Robin Copeland Red Card for Scarlets 15 Liam Williams Cardiff Blues 14-8 Scarlets 55 Mins #RaboPRO12 #JudgementDay


Three complete double marathon for cancer research

L-R Andrew Marzano, Matt Marzano and James Healey (pictured with Andrew's daughters) celebrate completing their 53-mile double marathon

Three rugby fans have run through the night to complete a double marathon in aid of cancer research.

Brothers Andrew and Matthew Marzano and their friend James Healey set off from the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli at midnight, arriving at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium before noon today - a distance of 53 miles.

However, they ended up running a total of 56 miles - after taking an accidental detour near Bridgend.

Andrew Marzano told ITV News: "We went three miles in the wrong direction. And three miles in the wrong direction when you're doing 53 miles is a long way!"

But he added: "Cancer research is a cause very close to our hearts. Cancer affects all families. Mine and Matthew's grandmother died of cancer and various friends and family have also suffered."

Cardiff Blues 14-8 Llanelli Scarlets (HT)

Cardiff Blues are facing off against Llanelli Scarlets at the Millennium Stadium. Credit: ITV News

Alex Cuthbert's try and nine points from Gareth Davies's boot have given Cardiff Blues the lead against the Scarlets at half time in the first derby of the day. Rhys Priestland gave the Scarlets their first half points on the scoreboard. Half time - Cardiff Blues 14-8 Llanelli Scarlets.

Whittingham goal gives Cardiff crucial point

Peter Whittingham scores for Cardiff against Stoke Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Peter Whittingham's second-half penalty helped secure a much needed point for Cardiff yesterday, but there's still more work to be done if the Bluebirds are to avoid relegation.

Cardiff head to fellow relegation candidates Sunderland next weekend, before visiting Newcastle and then ending their season at home against title-chasing Chelsea.Read more at ITV Sport.

Regions gear up for Millennium Easter derby double

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The Millennium Stadium will play host to two Welsh PRO12 derbies today Credit: PA

One of the biggest fixtures in the Welsh regional rugby calendar kicks off later, as 'Judgement Day II' sees the Cardiff Blues take on the Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons face the Ospreys at the Millennium Stadium.

With the RaboDirect PRO12 season finale edging closer and both European seeding and derby pride at stake, there is plenty riding on the two contests at the home of Welsh rugby.

The day kicks off at 2pm with 9th placed Cardiff Blues against the Scarlets, who lie three places above them in the PRO12 table in 6th.

The Blues have triumphed in their last two PRO12 matches but have failed to win three in a row since November 2011.

The Scarlets have won on both of their previous visits to the Millennium Stadium, beating Bath in the Anglo-Welsh semi-final in 2006, before emerging victorious against the Dragons in last season's 'Judgement Day' double header.

In the day's second fixture at 4.45pm, Newport Gwent Dragons, who lie 10th in the PRO12 table, take on the Ospreys - the highest placed Welsh region in 5th.

The Dragons are without a win in their last five matches since their defeat to Glasgow at Rodney Parade in February.

As for the Ospreys, they are enjoying better form going into today's contest having won two of their last three matches. They have also been victorious in their last 13 PRO12 encounters against fellow Welsh regions.


Two injured in crash involving motorbike and truck

The two men were on a motorbike which collided with a pickup truck towing a boat Credit: ITV News

Two men have been seriously injured after the motorbike they were on collided with a pickup truck towing a boat near Cardigan.

The crash happened on the B4548 at Gwbert at around 1.20pm this afternoon.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service said both men suffered serious injuries and one man was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Woman injured in Swansea crash dies

A woman who suffered 'life-threatening injuries' in a crash in Swansea last night has since died, police say.

The 21-year-old woman was a passenger in a black Honda Civic, which crashed into parked cars on Langdon Road in the SA1 development at around 10.25pm

She was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, but South Wales Police say she has now died from her injuries.

A police spokesperson said the man who was driving the car, who has been arrested, is 21 not 20 as they earlier stated.

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