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Cardiff U18 name side for RAG Championship opener

Pathway | 11th December 2022

Cardiff under-18 have confirmed their side to take on RGC in the opening round of the Regional Age Grade Championship campaign on Sunday (KO 2.30pm).

Chadd Mutyambizi's side head up the A470 to kick off their season, having come within a whisker of the title last season.

The Blue and Blacks are without players from Cardiff & Vale College, who were crowned the National Schools & Colleges champions on Wednesday following a thrilling final victory over Coleg Sir Gar. Martyn Fowler's side are currently in Thailand, competing in an international tournament alongside the likes of Grey College (South Africa), Millfield (England) and Hamilton Boys (New Zealand).

Loosehead prop Max Bignall will captain the side at Colwyn Bay, as he forms the front row alongside Gavin Parry and Isaac Godfrey. Dylan McDonald links up with Harri Holden in the second row, as a back row of Owen Conquer, Jacob Banfield and Evan Rees complete the pack.

Josh Pearce and Lloyd Lucas are given the nod at half back, while Gethin O'Callaghan is joined by Ben Spittle in midfield. An exciting back three consists of Matty Young, Kodie Stone and Dylan Scott.

Cardiff U18: Matty Young; Kodie Stone, Gethin O'Callaghan, Ben Spittle, Dylan Scott; Lloyd Lucas, Josh Pearce; Max Bignell (capt.), Gavin Parry, Isaac Godfrey, Dylan McDonald, Harri Holden, Owen Conquer, Jacob Banfield, Evan Rees

Replacements: Jack Sweeney, Jayden Meads, James Steel, Joe Tucker, Tom Calcaterra, Sion Davies, Kyan Lewis, Iestyn Griffiths

Cardiff Under-18 Men Fixtures*

Sunday, December 11 - RGC v Cardiff - Stadiwm CSM (KO 2.30pm)

Monday, December 19 - Cardiff v Scarlets - Cardiff Arms Park (KO 7.15pm)

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

Wednesday, January 18 - Cardiff v Ospreys - Cardiff Arms Park (KO 7.15pm)

Sunday, January 29 - Cardiff v RGC - Cardiff Arms Park (KO 7.15pm)

Wednesday, February 1 - Scarlets v Cardiff

Wednesday, February 15 - Cardiff v Dragons - Cardiff Arms Park (KO 7.15pm)

Wednesday, February 22 - Ospreys v Cardiff

*Subject to late changes