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Cardiff Blues Under-16 sides set-up title-deciding derby

22nd February 2018

The Cardiff Blues Under-16 sides are set for a huge title decider next week, after both sides claimed victory in the Regional Age Grade Championship on Wednesday.

The Cardiff Blues Under-16 sides have won a combined 14 games from 14 matches in this season's Championship, and head into next week's clash equal on points on the top of the table, following wins over Ospreys East and Dragons South last night.

They face off at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday, February 28, in a mouth-watering, title-deciding, inter-region derby. 

Cardiff Blues North Under-16 34 Ospreys East Under-16 12

Cardiff Blues North ran in six tries at The Wern as they brushed aside Ospreys East on Wednesday.

It was the visitors who opened the scoring at Merthyr, with Lloyd Freeman crossing the whitewash and Jac Tregoning adding the extras from the tee.

However, it did not take long for Leigh Medlicott's side to bounce back, as Corben Evans crossed for his fourth try in two games, before front-row partner, Finlay Toomey Langford, touched down to give his side the lead.

Cardiff Blues North did not look back as they made it 29 unanswered points, with James Roberts, Ethan Fackrell and Rhys Thomas also registering on the scoreboard and Josh Phillips adding two conversions.

Logan Phillips scored a consolation score for the visitors, through centre Logan Phillips, but Cardiff Blues North had the last word, as Kai Jones stormed over in the final play of the game.

Dragons South Under-16 14 Cardiff Blues South Under-16 17

A brace of tries from lock Chris Tshiunza sealed a nervy win for Scott Andrews' Cardiff Blues South.

The visitors raced to a 10-point lead after Will Hardy and Tshiunza cross the whitewash in the opening 25 minutes.

The hosts bounced back in fashion, responding with two converted tries through Morgan Mohring, Carrick McDonough and the boot of Joe Westwood, to take a 14-10 lead early in the second half.

However, the lead would be short-lived, as Tshiunza dotted down for his second, followed by a Jamie Howells conversion, with Cardiff Blues South holding on for the win at Ystrad Mynach.