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Cardiff Blues under-18 name side to take on Ospreys

Age Grade & Academy | 10th February 2020

Cardiff Blues under-18 have named their side to take on Ospreys in a crucial Regional Age Grade Championship clash on Tuesday (KO 7.30pm).

Aled James and Craig Everett’s side currently occupy top spot in the table, and could clinch the title, should they claim maximum points at Sardis Road.

Wales’ Capital Region are currently six points ahead of second-place Scarlets, who they will host at Pontypridd on the final matchday next week.

They will be seeking revenge on Ospreys, who are the only side to claim victory over the Blues this season.

Four changes have been made to the side that sealed victory over Dragons in the last round of Championship fixtures.

Lock Cai James has been ruled out of the clash, as Rhys Dauncey is drafted into the second row to partner Rhys Anstey.

Three changes are made amongst the backs, as Will O’Connor is handed the number nine jersey, with Harvey Nash dropping to the bench.

Cameron Winnett has been given the nod at outside centre, with Chris Thompson replacing Theo Cabango on the wing, who is a member of the Wales under-20’s wider training squad.

Cardiff Blues under-18: Oliver James; Jake Thomas, Cameron Winnett, Ryan Wilkins, Chris Thompson; Ben Burnel, Will O’Connor; Ellis Fackrell, Efan Daniel, Rhys Barratt, Rhys Dauncey, Rhys Anstey, Alex Mann, Gwilym Evans, Evan Lloyd (capt.)

Replacements: Corben Evans, Travis Green, Nathan Evans, Iestyn Galton, James Roberts, Harvey Nash, Tyler Morris, Josh Atkinson