The Dragons threw wide open the race for a place in the final of the WRU Age Grade Championship by beating the Blues at the Welfare Ground, Newbridge last night.
Having won only one of their previous games this season in the Under 18 grade, the hosts produced their best display of the season, to ease themselves to within touching distance of the league leaders.
Flanker Grant Rogers and lock and captain Tom Crandon crossed for tries with scrum half Adam Jones kicking five points in his side's 15-3 victory over the Blues.
Diggy Bird bagged the only points of the evening for the Blues, although it took a wonderful collective effort from the Dragons to keep the Blues at bay in the final quarter.
Dragons Team manager Billy Vyvian said, " We are absolutely delighted with the win. We deserved to win and hopefully, this will be the victory which drives us on to greater things."
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.