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Blues Under-18s in RAG Final

27th January 2015

After claiming victory last week defending champions, Cardiff Blues Under-18s, secured their place in tomorrow's Regional Championship final (Wednesday 28 January, 7:30pm KO).

The Blues beat the Scarlets 24-19 at Parc y Scarlets with tries from full back Curtis Povey, lock Calum Haggett and two from prop Keiron Assirratti, outside half Callum Hall added two conversions to guarantee the side a spot in the finals.
Cardiff Blues Under-18s will now battle the Ospreys to defend the title. In the last round the Ospreys beat the Dragons 25-5 at St Helens with flanker Mitchell Walsh, No 8 Charlie Davies and Keiran Williams touching down for tries with outside half Phil Jones adding two penalties and two conversions.
Speaking about the Regional Championship campaign, Richard Hodges, Cardiff Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager said, "We rediscovered our pre-Christmas form last week after not playing particularly well in the last few weeks. The Ospreys beat us at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park the week before and we won our away fixture so it will be tight.
"We may be champions but the Ospreys are the in-form team at the moment at this level, with some quality players in their ranks.
"The final will be on an artificial pitch at Ystrad Mynach which should be to our advantage so we will look forward to a real battle. It will be another chance for our players to put themselves forward for international recognition and selection which is our ultimate aim."
The final will be played tomorrow at Caerphilly Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach.
Cardiff Blues Under-18s: 15 Curtis Povey, 14 Keiron Gay, 13 Owen Lane, 12 Teri Morgan Gee, 11 Harri Lang, 10 Callum Hall, 9 Liam Free;
1 Corey Domachowski, 2 Gerwyn Coleman, 3 Kieron Assiratti, 4 Callum Bradbury, 5 Calum Haggett (c), 6 Aled Ward, 7 Morgan Sieniawski, 8 Joe Gaughan
Replacements: 16 Corey Tarrent, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Harri Dobbs, 19 Owen Jones, 20 Shane Lewis Hughes, 21 Tom Lucas, 22 Jesse Lipetz Robic, 23 Declan Williams