Having taken the competition by storm in the opening weeks, Blues North under 16s continued their domination of the WRU Regional Championship courtesy of an 8-7 victory over the Ospreys at Merthyr RFC last night.
The Ospreys, who lifted the trophy at the end of last season, led 7-3 at the interval courtesy of a try from Georgie Rees which was duly converted by outside half Christian Phillips.
However, in the second half, it was the Blues who enjoyed the upper hand and a try from wing Dafydd Hicks put them on the road to a narrow 8-7 success.
Joshua Jones bagged a first half penalty for the Blues, who followed up successive victories in the opening weeks to assume top spot in the championship table.
"As you can imagone, we are delighted within our region with the progress that is being made," said Blues high performancemanager Gafyn Cooper.
"Our forwards came together after the interval and that was crucial to the game."
In the other game, the Dragons registered their first win of the season, beating the Blues South 10-0 at Pandy Park, Cross Keys.
Having come close without winning either of their opening games, the Gwent region took the victory spoils thanks to a try from no.8 and captain Craig Attwell and a conversion and penalty from full back Joseph Evans.
Leading by the final score at the interval, the Dragins had to withstand some heavy pressure from the South in the second half.
What's more, their plight was made even more difficult when first Craig Howell and then Greg Baker were yellow carded.
However, they held on and managed to pick up a first win the new campaign.
High performance manager RonN Schottle said, "It's a relief in a way, but I thought we deserved to win the game despite some real pressure in the second half. I would like to think we can go on from here."
Cardiff Blues face Newport Gwent Dragons in a massive 'all-Welsh' European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final at Rodney Parade in April - and the region is now pleased to announce that tickets are on General Sale NOW!
Egg-cellent news! Our Cardiff Blues Rugby Camps return this Easter to give children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and after selling out our last two camps you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment!
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.
Fine footwear retailer The Brogue Trader - one of the official sponsors of Cardiff Blues - is celebrating after being recognised by the British Footwear Association at its annual Footwear Industry Awards.
A powerful second half surge from new table-toppers Munster Rugby saw the run in three tries and wrap up victory over Cardiff Blues as the Guinness PRO12 season resumed at the newly-developed Irish Independent Park.