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Blues Under 20s Round Three Preview

29th November 2005

The Blues must defeat the Ospreys at St Helens tomorrow night (Wednesday) if they are to stand any chance of reaching the final of the WRU Regional under 20 Championship final.

The Blues were disappointing first time out - going down to a young Dragons side at Abertillery - and they threw away the chance of redeeming themselves three weeks ago when the Scarlets travelled to Abercynon and secured a 30-26 success.

The visitors have to win to stand any chance of reaching the final whereas a victory for the Ospreys, who have won one of their two games so far, will edge them a step closer.

In the other game, the Dragons travel to Narberth to take on the unbeaten Scarlets.

Two wins from as many games has left last season's winners five points clear of the Ospreys after two rounds of this season's competition. A third victory could leave them as much eight points clear.

The Scarlets will have to do without the likes of Darren Daniel and Liam Davies, but with home advantage, they should be capableof inflicting a second successive defeat on the Dragons, who lie in third place with a 50 per cent record from their opening games.

Round One results
Scarlets 27 Ospreys 18
Dragons 18 Blues 13

Round 2 Results
Blues 26 Scarlets 30
Ospreys 22 Dragons 13

U20 Week 3 Fixtures
Ospreys v Blues, at St Helens, Kick Off 7.15pm
Scarlets v Dragons at Narbeth, Kick Off 7.15pm

Cardiff Blues Under 20’s Team selected for 30th November 2005 v Ospreys (Kick off 19:15)
Jamie Roberts, Kristian Baller, Nick Gill, Adam Thomas, Lewis Williams, Gareth Williams Davies, Lee Scarfe, Adam Powell, James Cullen, Matthew Larsen, James Down, Sam Whadan, Alex Murphy, Ross Johnston (c), Rhys Gill

Rory Woods, Jack Bird, Liam Thomas, Aaron Fowler, Kieron Jenkins, Nick Eaves, Daniel Thorne / James Bull