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Under-18s make two changes for Dragons

Age Grade & Academy | 18th June 2021


Cardiff Blues Under-18s have made two changes for their Regional Age-Grade clash with the Dragons.

After a successful first outing back for the Under-18s, who eased to a emphatic victory over the Scarlets, the focus turns east to the Dragons at Ystrad Mynach.

Head coach Craig Everett has made three changes for the encounter, with one positional. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso comes in for Jake Thomas, who was given special permission to face the Scarlets despite being 18. 

Ryan Wilkins gets the nod in the centre, alongside Louie Hennessey-Booth, with Harrison James moving to fly-half.

Gwilym Evans continues as captain and the pack remains unchanged.

Head coach Craig Everett was delighted with the convincing victory last week and enthused about the challenge ahead.

He said: “It was a pleasing start last week, especially after such a long period away from competitive rugby. 

“Despite the many positives, which we must build upon, the review has been thorough and we have highlighted key areas we must keep improving. 

“The Dragons have been impressive in both of their outings so far and have a nice blend to their game with plenty of threats we need to keep an eye on.

“Our games are always physical and we enjoy a healthy rivalry which should make Sunday a great occasion with some excellent young talent on show”. 

The game kicks off at 2pm and commences a busy week for Cardiff with return games against the Scarlets on the 23rd and Dragons on he 28th.

Cardiff Blues Under-18s: Cam Winnett; Iwan Pyrs-Jones, Louie Hennessy-Booth, Ryan Wilkins, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso; Harrison James, Zac Field; Rhys Barratt, Harri Williams, Owen Hethrel, Tom Caple, Tirion Bowen, Mackenzie Martin, Gwilym Evans (capt), Sam Evans.

Replacements: Jack Locke, Ioan Emmanuel, Kian Mattravers, Dylan Thomas, Kian Evans, Chad Powell, Jacob Symes, Ty Lewis, Sam Harris, Owen Williams