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  • Hemi Barnes

    Hemi Barnes

    DoB1995-10-13 Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionNumber 8

    Hemi Barnes
  • Liam Belcher

    Liam Belcher

    DoB1996-04-28 Birthplace Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb) PositionHooker

    Hailing from Rhondda Valley club Treorchy, Liam Belcher came up through the Zebra's junior and youth ranks, earning a call up to the Blues Academy and to the Wales Youth squad.

    In the summer of 2013 Liam was given a placement with the Pontypridd senior squad as one of the club's regional allocation. He also assumed the captaincy of the Blues Under-18s squad.

    Capped for Wales at Under-20s and a part of the Junior World Championships in Italy in 2015, Belcher is rated as one of the most promising young hooking prospects in the regional game.

    Belcher made his Cardiff Blues debut in November 2014 in the LV=Cup victory over Scarlets and later that season also appeared in the epic win over Wasps in the same competition.

    Liam Belcher
  • Elis Wyn Benham

    Elis Wyn Benham

    DoB1996-03-01 Birthplace Height1.71 m (5' 7") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionWing

    Young wing Elis Wyn Benham first sprung to prominence for Cardiff Blues fans at the start of the 2014/15 season when he appeared in the Premiership Rugby 7s Series for the region.

    After an impressive season with Cardiff RFC in the Principality Premiership, he was called into the Junior World Championship squad for Wales in the summer of 2015. The wing scored a number of important tries as Wales finished the competition in fifth place.

    Elis Wyn Benham
  • Jarrod Evans

    Jarrod Evans

    DoB1996-07-25 BirthplacePontypridd Height1.77 m (5' 10") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionFly half

    Highly-rated young fly half Jarrod Evans pledged his long-term future to Cardiff Blues after signing his first senior contract at the region in January 2015. 

    Evans put pen to paper at the turn of the New Year and stepped up from the Blues Academy set-up to join the senior ranks.

    Pontypridd-born and bred, Evans came through the mini and junior ranks of his local club before his precocious talents saw him called into the Blues Academy.

    The talented playmaker has been capped by Wales and Youth and Under-18 level and made his debut for Pontypridd when aged just 17 in 2013.

    Evans was part of the Wales Under-20 squad that took part in the Junior World Championships in the summer of 2015 in Italy.

    Jarrod Evans
  • Dillon Lewis

    Dillon Lewis

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Dillon Lewis
  • Rob Lewis

    Rob Lewis

    DoB1996-07-28 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb) PositionProp

    Rob Lewis
  • Matthew Marley

    Matthew Marley

    DoB1995-09-05 Birthplace Height1.84 m (6' 0") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) PositionFlanker

    Matthew Marley
  • Jordan Viggers

    Jordan Viggers

    DoB1996-02-16 Birthplace Height1.84 m (6' 0") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionFlanker

    Jordan Viggers
  • James Whittingham

    James Whittingham

    DoB1995-12-15 Birthplace Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb) PositionFly Half /Full Back

    James Whittingham
  • Tyler Williams

    Tyler Williams

    DoB1995-09-18 Birthplace Height1.77 m (5' 10") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionFly Half/ Centre

    Tyler Williams