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International Round-Up: Six Nations debuts for Jenkins and Davies

12th March 2018

13 Cardiff Blues players were involved in four international matches over the weekend, as Warren Gatland's Wales moved to second place in the NatWest 6Nations.

Wales 38 Italy 14

Gareth Anscombe was handed the number 10 jersey for Wales' Round Four clash against Italy at the Principality Stadium.

The Cardiff Blues star showed touches of his class, including a neat chip and collect in midfield, before he was replaced on the hour-mark by former regional team-mate, Rhys Patchell.

Cardiff Blues duo, Seb Davies and Ellis Jenkins, were called into action from the bench after 67 minutes, to make their NatWest 6Nations debuts. Back row Jenkins was also making his first international appearance at the Principality Stadium, with his previous five caps coming in away games.

Former Cardiff Blues academy member, Cory Hill, was amongst the try scorers, as Wales brushed aside the Italians in convincing fashion.

Wales Under-20 7 Italy Under-20 18

Seven Cardiff Blues players were named in Jason Strange's matchday squad for Friday's clash against Italy at Stadiwm Zip World.

A physical and stern Italian side came out on top in wet and windy conditions at Colwyn Bay, but prop Rhys Carre was amongst his side's top performers.

The loosehead continued his fine form in the competition and was an unlikely attacking output, making two stunning breaks in midfield.

Ben Jones, James Botham and Owen Lloyd also featured in the starting XV, while Alun Lawrence came off the bench to make his Under-20 debut alongside Iestyn Harries and Max Llewellyn.

Scotland Under-18 30 Wales Under-18 32

Number eight, Ioan Davies, was amongst Wales Under-18's try scorers as they claimed a narrow victory over their Scottish counterparts in the shadows of Murrayfield.

Teddy Williams was also involved as a replacement, while Cardiff Blues Academy's Duane Goodfield was part of the coaching set-up.

Russia 9 Georgia 29

Anton Peikrishvili crossed for his second try of the campaign, as Georgia kept their 100 per cent record in the Rugby Europe Championship in-tact.

Milton Haig's side have won their opening four fixtures, and will be looking to secure the Grand Slam when they host Romania next week.