Cardiff Blues ran riot in the Challenge Cup last night, scoring 16 tries 4 years ago

Cardiff Blues ran riot in the Challenge Cup last night, scoring 16 tries

Cardiff surpassed their European record by a staggering 42 points

We're all focussed on the massive European Champions Cup games this weekend but in last night's Challenge Cup action, one of rugby's rarest events happened; a team broke the 100-point mark.

Only eigth times in the history of European rugby has three figures been brought up and last night Cardiff Blues joined that exclusive club. Playing Italian side Rovigo at the Arms Park Cardiff scored eight tries in each half to rack up a huge tally of 104 points. In reply, the Italians mustered just 12.

Lloyd Williams opened the scoring for Cardiff after eight minutes and he was one of 12 different men who crossed the line for the home side. Richard Smith top scored with a hat-trick, Williams would get a second and Ellis Jenkins also nabbed a pair of tries.

Josh Turnbull, Rhys Patchell, Sam Hobbs, Cory Allen, Macauley Cook, Scott Andrews, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Lewis Jones also scored for Cardiff while Matteo Maran and Francesco Menon scored the only two tries for the visitors.

The win puts Cardiff well clear at the top of Pool 1 of the Challenge Cup.