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
Season Ticket holders at Cardiff Blues are reminded that they gain FREE entry to the British & Irish Cup pool fixtures this season - starting with Saturday's home fixture against Nottingham Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 2.30pm).
Teenage Cancer Trust will be collecting for valuable funds at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday afternoon ahead of our British & Irish Cup fixture with Nottingham Rugby (kick-off 2.30pm). Ahead of the game, we take a closer look at the charity and discover how they are making a difference...
Cardiff Blues suffered a first defeat of the season in the European Rugby Challenge Cup as a second half burst of tries from Harlequins saw the English side claim victory at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.