The Blues Under 18 team start the season with a home match against Northampton on Thursday 9 August 1pm kick off at Abercwmboi RFC
Speaking ahead of the match Cardiff Blues Academy Manager, Richard Hodges, said, “This is the first of four pre season games we will be playing with the others against Gloucester, Munster and Leicester.”
“The forty boys in squad will be given the opportunity to play over these four games and then the squad will be reduced after Leicester game to 30-32 players.”
“We will also be reducing the Junior U18 Academy squad after the Leicester game and these matches will be a real test against quality opposition.”
Entry to the match is £3
Blues Under 18
1 Leon Crump 2 Liam Belcher 3 Gus MacPherson 4 Mike Snook 5 Rory Bartle 6 Dafi Sion Davies 7 Bradley Llewellyn 8 Tom Samuel
9 Chris Brace 10 Sam Withers 11 Jack Huntley12 Sam Edwards (c) 13 Tyler Williams 14 Richard Singer 15 Jacob Chilcott
16 Ryan Spriggs 17 Aiden Luxton 18 Shane Young 19 Ollie Hitchins 20 Rory Harries 21 Garin Smith 22 Jarrod Evans
Thurs Aug 9th v Northampton, 1pm KO at Abercwmboi
Wed Aug 15th v Gloucester, 2.30pm KO at Llanharan
Sat Aug 18th v Munster, 11am KO at Glam Wands
Wed Aug 22nd v Leicester, 2.30pm KO at Abercwmboi
Wed Aug 15th: U16 North & South v Leicester & Northampton in 4 team tournament in Leicester, 4pm KO.
Fri Aug 24th: Gloucester v Blues North U16, KO 2.30pm, venue TBC.