Judgement Day (rugby union)

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The official logo of Judgement Day. The regional badges: Cardiff Blues top left, Scarlets top right, Dragons bottom left and Ospreys bottom right Judgement Day (rugby union).jpg
The official logo of Judgement Day. The regional badges: Cardiff Blues top left, Scarlets top right, Dragons bottom left and Ospreys bottom right
Mural of Judgement Day VIII (2020) Judgement Day VIII.JPG
Mural of Judgement Day VIII (2020)

Judgement Day (Welsh : Dydd y Farn [1] ) is an annual Welsh Rugby Union event that takes place at Millennium Stadium (currently known for sponsorship reasons as Principality Stadium) in Cardiff and is part of the Pro14 competition. The four regions – Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets – join with the Welsh Rugby Union in organising a double-header fixture at the Millennium Stadium. The annual derby day clash will be repeated for the foreseeable future with the two east Wales regions taking on the two west Wales regions. [2] In 2020, two matches were held on consecutive days at Rodney Parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing a change to the format of the 2019–20 season and the Millenium Stadium being unavailable due to being in use as Dragon's Heart Hospital.

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Judgement Day I (2013)

More information at: 2012–13 Pro12

2013 was the inaugural year of Judgement Day, which saw Newport Gwent Dragons play Scarlets and Cardiff Blues play Ospreys. [3]

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Scarlets

30 March 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+00)
Newport Gwent Dragons 20–28 Scarlets
Try: J. Evans 36' c
D. Evans 75' c
Con: Prydie (2/2)
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 40', 56'
Report Try: North (2) 26' c, 68' m
J. Davies 66' c
Con: O. Williams (2/3)
Pen: O. Williams (3/6) 19', 45', 58'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 36,174
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys

30 March 2013
17:15 GMT (UTC+00)
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues 16–23 Ospreys
Try: Halfpenny 6' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1)
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 25', 53', 63'
Report Try: King 20' c
Spratt 33' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (3/5) 11', 31', 76'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 36,174
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Judgement Day II (2014)

More information at: 2013–14 Pro12

2014 saw the return of the double derby at the Millennium Stadium as Cardiff Blues faced Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons faced Ospreys. [4]

Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets

20 April 2014
14:00 BST (UTC+01)
Cardiff Blues 17–13 Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Cuthbert 4' m
Pen: G. Davies (4/5) 10', 16', 36', 76'
Report Try: Priestland 33' m
Owens 71' m
Pen: Priestland (1/2) 40'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 30,441
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Ospreys

20 April 2014
16:45 BST (UTC+01)
Newport Gwent Dragons 10–20 Ospreys
Try: Rees 46' c
Con: Burton (1/1)
Pen: Prydie (1/1) 64'
Report Try: Habberfield 61' c
Penalty try 78' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 53', 70'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 30,441
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Judgement Day III (2015)

More information at: 2014–15 Pro12

2015 saw the first double derby at the Millennium Stadium under the new Six Year Rugby Services Agreement. Cardiff Blues faced the Ospreys and Newport Gwent Dragons faced the Scarlets. [5] The 52,762 crowd for the 2 matches, was a Judgment Day and Pro 12 match record.

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys

25 April 2015
14:30 BST (UTC+01)
Cardiff Blues 23–31 Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Navidi 58' c
Fish 80' c
Con: G. Davies (1/1)
Anscombe (1/1)
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 7', 11', 27'
Report Try: D. Evans 34' c
Biggar 44' c
Grabham 52' c
John 65' c
Con: Biggar (4/4)
Pen: Biggar (1/2) 61'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 52,762
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Scarlets

25 April 2015
16:45 BST (UTC+01)
Newport Gwent Dragons 10–29 Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Morgan 16' c
Con: D. Jones (1/1)
Pen: D. Jones (1/2) 24'
Report Try: Owens 37' c
S. Williams 39' c
L. Williams 41' c
Robinson 57' m
Con: Priestland (3/4)
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 6'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 52,762
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Judgement Day IV (2016)

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys

30 April 2016
14:00 BST (UTC+01)
Cardiff Blues 27–40 Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Summerhill 41' m
Navidi 62' c
Con: Anscombe (1/2)
Pen: Anscombe (5/5) 10', 30', 36', 49', 73'
Report Try: King 24' c
Dirksen (2) 53' m, 58' c
Underhill 69' c
Webb (2) 74' c, 78' c
Con: Biggar (5/6)
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 68,262
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Scarlets

30 April 2016
17:00 BST (UTC+01)
Newport Gwent Dragons 20–34 Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Warren 22' c
Hughes 67' c
Con: O'Brien (2/2)
Pen: O'Brien (2/3) 26', 31'
Report Try: S. Williams 8' c
Shingler 13' c
S. Evans 45' c
G. Davies 74' c
Con: Shingler (4/4)
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 24', 29'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 68,262
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Judgement Day V (2017)

More information at: 2016–17 Pro12

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys

15 April 2017
14:45 BST (UTC+01)
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues 35–17 Ospreys
Try: Dacey 5' c
L. Williams 19' c
N. Williams 26' c
Anscombe 46' c
Con: Anscombe (5/5) 6', 20', 27', 45', 47'
Report Try: Evans 61' c
James 67' c
Con: S. Davies (2/2) 61', 67'
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 17'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 60,642
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Scarlets

15 April 2017
17:15 BST (UTC+01)
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons 16–21 Scarlets
Try: Hughes 79' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1) 80'
Pen: O'Brien (3/3) 12', 13', 64'
Report Try: J. Davies 59' c
L. Williams 71' m
Con: L. Williams (1/2) 61'
Pen: D. Jones (2/2) 26', 50'
L. Williams (1/1) 67'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 60,642
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Judgement Day VI (2018)

More information at: 2017–18 Pro14

Following the 2016–17 season, the Newport Gwent Dragons dropped their geographic identifiers from their name, becoming simply Dragons.

Dragons vs Scarlets

28 April 2018
15:05
Dragons 8–33 Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Rosser 62' m
Pen: Robson (1/1) 22'
Report Try: Elias 5' c
Penalty try 46'
Beirne (2) 50' m, 55' c
S. Evans 74' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/4) 6', 56', 75'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 62,338
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys

28 April 2018
17:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues 23–26 Ospreys
Try: Anscombe 23' c
Smith 29' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2) 24', 30'
Pen: Anscombe (3/4) 13', 37', 67'
Report Try: A.W. Jones 17' c
Biggar 54' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 18', 55'
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 2', 32', 73'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 77'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 62,338
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Judgement Day VII (2019)

Dragons vs Scarlets

27 April 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Dragons 34–32 Scarlets (2 BP)
Try: Screech (2) 47' c, 78' c
Dixon 52' c
Lewis 55' c
Con: Lewis (3/3) 48', 54', 56'
Tovey (1/1) 78'
Pen: Lewis (2/2) 3', 14'
Report Try: Nicholas 18' c
McNicholl (2) 25' m, 63' c
G. Davies 29' m
Jo. Davies 60' m
Con: Halfpenny (2/5) 19', 65'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 72'
Drop: Patchell (0/1)
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 51,297
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys

27 April 2019
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues 23–26 Ospreys
Try: Anscombe 5' c
Turnbull 47' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2) 6', 48'
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 13', 36', 68'
Report Try: Allen 29' c
Smith 44' c
Con: S. Davies (2/2) 30', 44'
Pen: S. Davies (4/4) 3', 22', 39', 79'
Drop: S. Davies (0/1)
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 51,297
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Judgement Day VIII (2020)

Dragons vs Scarlets

29 August 2020
17:15
Dragons 20-41 Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Rosser 22' c
Basham 40' m
Warren 78' m
Con: S. Davies (1/3)
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 12'
Report Try: Lee 18' c
St. Evans 26' c
Ja. Davies 31' m
McNicholl 55' c
Rogers 66' m
Blacker 70' c
Con: D. Jones (4/6)
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 60'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 0 [lower-alpha 1]
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)

Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys

30 August 2020
17:00
Cardiff Blues 29-20 Ospreys
Try: Harries 17' c
Adams 29' c
Con: Tovey (2/2)
Pen: Tovey (5/5)
Report Try: D. Evans 34' c
Morgan 80' c
Con: Myler (1/1)
Protheroe (1/1)
Pen: Myler (2/2)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 0 [lower-alpha 1]
Referee: Adam Jones (WRU)

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