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Cardiff Rugby Under-17s kick-off with convincing win

Pathway | 19th August 2021

Cardiff Rugby Under-17s kicked-off their regional campaign with a dominant 48-17 victory over Dragons Black at Ystrad Mynach on Wednesday evening.

The capital city outfit were in control for the majority of the encounter and opened up 22-12 lead at half-time despite indiscipline often proving costly.

They continued to dominate in the second-half, bringing much more precision on both sides of the ball as the floodgates opened.

Wing Regan Nickson bagged a brace with Ben Geraghty, Ethan Rudyj, Rhys Price, Evan Wood, Gavin Parry and Harry Wilde, who also kicked eight points, all crossing the whitewash.

Under-17s head coach Chad Mutyambizi was pleased with the opening encounter and is relishing next week’s clash with Dragons Red at Cardiff Arms Park.

He said: “We’re really happy with the result but there is plenty to work on as we move through this block of fixtures. Our discipline hurt us at times and a lack of concentration and execution allowed them back in the game.

“However, the boys showed good character and in the second half they stuck to their process, we played at speed and managed to pull away for a convincing win.”

Aled James, Talent and Pathway Manger, added: “It was pleasing to see new combinations and partnerships forming, particularly with such limited preparation time.

“It was great to finally see the boys playing in a competitive game in-front of a big crowd and the experience gained is invaluable to their development. 

“There were some key performances with Harri Beddal (Captain), Ethan Rudyj and Harri Wild all showing up well in the first game of the season and we look forward to taking on Dragons Red next Wednesday.”