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Cardiff Blues U18 name side for Regional Age Grade Championship opener

20th August 2018

Cardiff Blues Under-18 have confirmed their side for the opening Regional Age Grade Championship fixture against Dragons at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday, August 22 (7.15pm KO)

The under-18 side head into their competitive campaign on the back of a pre-season friendly victory over Northampton Saints. 

The side are led by Coleg y Cymoedd number eight, Ieuan Pring, who is joined by Ethan Fackrell and Cai Davies in the back row.

Mitch Barnard and Chris Tshiunza link up in the second row, while Christian Brooks, Aneurin James and Iestyn Haskins complete the pack.

Keian Richards and Josh Phillips will be looking to pull the strings from half back.

Iwan Sheppard and Mason Grady form a centre partnership, while fire power in the backline is provided from Theo Cabango, Dafydd Thomas and Oliver James.

Entrance for the fixture will be £3 for adults, while those under 16 can enter for free.

Cardiff Blues Under-18: Oliver James; Dafydd Thomas, Mason Grady, Iwan Sheppard, Theo Cabango; Josh Phillips, Keian Richards; Christian Brooks, Aneurin James, Iestyn Haskins, Mitch Barnard, Chris Tshiunza, Cai Davies, Ethan Fackrell, Ieuan Pring (capt)

Replacements: Corben Evans, Travis Green, Nathan Evans, Craig Miller, Alex Mann, George Riley, Bailey  Roberts, Will Clapham