This evening's scheduled game between the Blues Under 18s and Scarlets under 18s in the WRU Age Grade Championship at Cardiff Arms Park has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
It would have seen the battle of the top two in the WRU Age Grade Under 18 Championship as the Blues were aiming to topple top-dogs the Scarlets at the Cardiff Arms Park.
Although they have played two games more than their closest rivals, the Scarlets lead the championship table with 23 points from six games.
Furthermore, although the Blues remain as firm favourites to finish on top of the pile, the Scarlets would have confirmed their place in the final if they could have reaped revenge this evening, for their 18-6 home defeat at the hands of the Blues back in September. However that has been put on hold due to the poor weather conditions.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.