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Cardiff U18 make nine changes for Scarlets trip

Pathway | 1st February 2023

Cardiff U18 have made nine changes for Wednesday’s Regional Age Grade Championship clash with Scarlets in Llanelli (KO 7.30pm).

Chadd Mutyambizi face a short turnaround ahead of the trip to Parc y Scarlets, having secured a bonus point win over RGC on Sunday.

Harry Beddall will once again captain the young Blue and Blacks, with number eight Lucas de la Rua the only change made in the back row.

Luke Evans returns to partner Gethin Howell at lock, while there is new-look front row in Cameron Tyler-Grocott, Saul Hurley and Owain James.

Harri Wilde makes a return to the number 10 jersey, as Tom Hughes switches to inside centre after a brace against RGC.

Wilde is paired with Josh Pearce at half back, with Hughes joined by Elijah Evans in midfield.

Scott Delnevo and Kodie Stone retain their places in the back three, with Tom Bowen handed the number 14 jersey.

The clash will be shown live on S4C’s online platforms. Following Wednesday’s encounter, Cardiff welcome Dragons to the Arms Park next week before the campaign comes to a close against Ospreys at the end of the month.

Cardiff: Scott Delnevo; Tom Bowen, Elijah Evans, Tom Hughes, Kodie Stone; Harri Wilde, Josh Pearce; Cameron Tyler-Grocott, Saul Hurley, Owain James, Luke Evans, Gethin Howell, Jaden Wilkins, Harry Beddall (capt.), Lucas de la Rua

Replacements: Charlie Manship, Max Bignell, Harrison Rock, Don Kipola, Owen Conquer, Owain Paskell, Ethan Rudyj, Matty Young

Cardiff Under-18 Men Fixtures*

Sunday, December 11 - RGC 7 v Cardiff 17 - Stadiwm CSM

Monday, December 19 - Cardiff 21 v Scarlets 12 - Cardiff Arms Park

Wednesday, January 11 - Dragons RFC 5 v Cardiff 7 - Ystrad Mynach

Wednesday, January 18 - Cardiff27 v Ospreys 33 - Cardiff Arms Park

Sunday, January 29 - Cardiff 45 v RGC 24 - Cardiff Arms Park

Wednesday, February 1 - Scarlets v Cardiff (KO 7.30pm)

Wednesday, February 15 - Cardiff v Dragons - Cardiff Arms Park

Wednesday, February 22 - Ospreys v Cardiff

*Subject to late changes