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
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
First team aces Cory Allen, Lloyd Williams, Ellis Jenkins and new signing Jarrad Hoeata were all on hand to watch the next generation of stars when Cardiff Blues held a huge Under-8s Tag Rugby tournament at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Second half tries from Dan Tuohy and Ian Humphreys saw Ulster claim the Friday night points on offer as Cardiff Blues suffered a 26-9 defeat to the impressive Irish province at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Impressive Cardiff Blues pushed English powerhouse side Leicester Tigers all the way with an hugely encouraging performance as final preparations for the new Guinness PRO12 season continued at Welford Road.