The WRU under 16 Regional Championship takes centre stage this week with the Blues South heading for Cross Keys to take on the Dragons this evening and the Blues North taking on the Ospreys at Beddau tomorrow (Wednesday).
Two victories in their opening games, against the Scarlets (34-19) and the South (20-5) has put the North in second place behind the Scarlets on bonus points - whilst tomorrow nights opponents the Ospreys have enjoyed and endured in their two games to date.
A last gasp 21-17 victory over the Dragons provided a winning start, but they were beaten 41-15 by the Scarlets at Stradey Park a week later.
The Dragons will be hoping to use home advantage when they take on a Blues South side who, like the Ospreys have won one and lost one of their opening two matches.
Tomorrow evening the Dragons under 18s travel to Llandarcy to face the Ospreys.
Blues South u-16: C Allen; H Robinson, J Morris, K Driscoll, M Roberts; R Patchell, T OBrien; C Hole, P Lloyd, M Taylor, I Matthews, B Smith, E Chilcott, L OBrien, R Tucker. Replacements: S Bennett, R Rowley, J Delf, R Phillips, S Vial, J B Bruziller, J Hurley.
Blues North u-16: C Edwards; O Rees, R Evans, T Pascoe, S Webber, L Williams (capt), D Evans, D Harris, J Dando, T Jones, A Lee, J Sieniawski, N King, J Perkins, W G John. Replacements: J Elley, C Waters, L Young, E Jenkins, L Jones, G Thomas, L Gunter.
Dragons u-18: W Jones; N Williams, M Jolly, J Daniels, L Folley; L Robling, A Jones; R Jones, M Webber, A Yule, R Wilson, T Crandon (capt), M Morgan, G Jones, C Howells. Replacements: L Jones, L Bacon, G Kemp, G Rogers, H Lewis, J Evans, J Merriman, A Norton, T Rusga.
There are more Blues age grade fixtures this week as the Under 18's take on Cardiff and District in a friendly, before the visit of Leinster on Sunday. This Welsh Irish age grade fixture follows the Blues U20's Victory over Munster, as the Blues continue to work in partnership with the IRFU and are the first to play two Irish age grade teams.