A stuttering start to the festive derbies saw Cardiff Blues scrape past the Ospreys at the Liberty on Saturday night.
It was a bruising encounter between the two Welsh regions, with just three points separating the two after 80 minutes. The two outside halves, Ospreys' Marty McKenzie and Cardiff Blues' Jarrod Evans, exchanged penalties in the first quarter. Ospreys then took the lead with a penalty try, after scrumhalf Tomos Williams prevented flanker Dan Lydiate from crossing the line with a tackle around the neck. Another penalty goal each from McKenzie and replacement Jason Tovey kept the deficit at four points until outside half Evans' gathered scrumhalf Williams' chip through to score a decisive try beneath the posts.