The first BIG bump in the new PRO14 season came from Zebre fullback Junior Laloifi.
Zebre and the Cardiff Blues got the 2020/21 PRO14 season underway in Italy on Friday night.
The Italians start the clash brightly as they spread the ball from side to side with one of their attacks seeing fullback Junior Laoifi break through down the flank.
The former Reds speedster sprinted into the Cardiff Blues half where he was met by Matthew Morgan. Opting not to try and step his opposite number, Laoifi put his head down and charged over Morgan.
A Samoan side-step 😤 pic.twitter.com/pTjSpjfkzk
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Despite the bright start Zebre went on to lose the clash 6-16 despite Cardiff going down to 14-men early in the second half.
Flanker Josh Turnbull was shown a straight red card for a shoulder to the neck of Maxime Mbanda while Josh Adams continued his incredible try scoring run to guide the Cardiff Blues to victory.