Wednesday evening saw the latest national regional u16 championship fixture for the Cardiff Blues North U16'S.
Taffs Well RFC was the venue for an exciting and sometimes attritional local derby between the North U16's and their counterparts from the South, in a tense opening quarter there was very little to choose between the sides and it was the South who opened the scoring after 14 minutes with a try from speedy winger Harry Robinson which went unconverted.
This stung the Blues north into action and following a series of concerted drives through forwards Will Griff John, Ellis Jenkins and Darran Harris, Hooker Jonathan Elley was on hand in support of prop Tom Jones to power over, Lewis Williams unfortunately hit the post with his wide angled conversion attempt, there then followed a period of adjustment for the Blues North as they had to cope with losing scrum half Lewis Jones to the sin bin after a bout of ill discipline, Full back Chris Edwards stepping into the role of scrum half.
Just after the half hour the North increased its lead Darran Harris crossing near the posts the ice cool Williams this time making no mistake when adding the conversion
Half time BLUES SOUTH 5 BLUES NORTH 12
The south started the second half brightly with several promising darts that had the 14 man North defence stretched to say the least, however with the reintroduction of transgressor Jones the North eventually started to gain the upper hand with a stronger set piece proving vital.
On the hour substitute hooker Jack Dando plunged over to stretch the North's lead following a successful penalty kicked earlier by Lewis Williams, the north continued with there development policy using most of their substitutes finishing the game strongly in their toughest encounter to date.
Scorers Blues South: Try Harry Robinson,
Blues North: Tries, Jon Elley, Darran Harris, Jack Dando.
Conversion Lewis Williams, Pen Lewis Williams
For details on Blues North rugby contact Manager Nigel Way on 01685725480.
Existing Season Ticket holders are advised that full details of all packages for the 2015/16 season have now been posted out to you and will arrive in the coming days - and that the deadline to renew your seat has now been extended!
Supporters are advised that Cardiff Blues will be holding a presentation on the field post match on Saturday afternoon to mark those players leaving the region, hand out caps and the end of season awards.
First team stars Cory Allen, Ellis Jenkins, Adam Jones and Kristian Dacey were among the special guests as Cardiff Blues held the Sphere Solutions Blues Tag Rugby Festival at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
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.