London Irish 41-35 Cardiff Blues: Irish defy red card with late winner

DECLAN Kidney is relishing another fierce battle with Bath as the two English rivals prepare for a crunch European date at The Rec.
Kidney’s battling Irish set up a thrilling Challenge Cup quarter-final tie thanks to Curtis Rona’s last gasp converted try at Brentford Community Stadium.
Rona pounced for the decisive score for Irish, who played most of the second half with 14 men, and for ten minutes 13, to leave Cardiff Blues shellshocked.
Jarrod Evans looked to have broken Irish hearts with a drop-goal three minutes from time but it is the Exiles who will head to the West Country.

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