Captain Carl Lewis was among the try scorers as Cardiff Blues Under-18s kicked off the new season with a tightly fought 19-19 draw with Wasps at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Thursday afternoon.
Scrum half Lewis, Number Eight Aled Ward and replacement utility back Josh Rodgers scored tries and fly half Zac Byard slotted two conversions as Blues enjoyed an entertaining fixture with the English top-flight side.
Blues Under-18s are next in action against Leicester Tigers on Wednesday, August 13 (kick-off 2pm) before facing Munster on Friday, August 22 (kick-off 1pm).
Cardiff Blues Under-18s: 15 Tom Sheppard, 14 Josh Thomas, 13 Cameron Lewis, 12 Nick Griffiths, 11 Keiron Gay, 10 Zac Byard, 9 Carl Lewis (c); 1 Cory Domachowski, 2 Aldi Coverdale, 3 Harri Dobbs, 4 Tom Hayward, 5 Callum Bradbury, 6 Dan Holder, 7 Owain Ellis, 8 Aled Ward.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Carre, 17 Corry Tarant, 18 Eddie Drake, 19 Shane Lewis Hughes, 20 Morgan Sieniawski, 21 Liam Free, 22 Owen Lane, 23 Cameron Gibbon, 24 Callum Hall, 25 Josh Rodgers
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.