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
Supporters who have purchased tickets and are travelling to the European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) are advised that some seating has now been changed for this fixture.
Supporters are advised that we will selling tickets right up until kick-off for the big home European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with London Irish - so don't miss all the action this Saturday at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Blues Rugby Camps will be back this February to given children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment and get the ideal Christmas gift for the aspiring young rugby player in your life!