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WRU Championships Round 1 Update

25th October 2004

Cardiff Blues got off to a winning start as they kicked off their WRU Championship under-20 campaign with a 24-7 against the Dragons at Eugene Cross Park.

Lloyd Ryland and Chris Clayton crossed for early tries for the Blues whilst Dai Flannagan, also of Pontypridd, converted both and added a penalty.

Flanker Alex Murphy added a third try in the second half and Flannagan converted for 24-0.

Meanwhile at under-18 level, the Blues found old rivals the Dragons too hot to handle at Sardis Road - the Dragons running out 38-16 winners.

Jack Bird opened the scoring for the Blues with a first-half try, whilst Christian Ballor converted and added three penalties.

Blues South under 16s got off to a winning start, against the Ospreys at Pentyrch thanks to a late penalty from outside half and captain Phil Williams. However, it was not such a good start for Blues North who went down 27-15 to Llanelli Scarlets at Aberdare.

Mike Powell and Ashley Macey crossed for the Blues' tries with Luke Davies adding a penalty and Owen Davies a conversion.

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