Jack Jones rises high to claim a lineout against Gogledd Cymru.
It's all to play for in the WRU Age Grade Championships tomorrow night as three of the regions aim to move one step closer to the Under 16 and Under 18 finals.
In the older age group, the Blues can make it five wins from five matches this season if they secure a second victory of the regular season over the Dragons, at Cardiff Arms Park.
Five tries, plus eight points from the boot of Josef Griffin back on November 4th was enough to earn the Blues a fourth successive victory in the competition (33-14) and to keep them on the coat-tails of the table-topping Scarlets.
The Scarlets have a five-point advantage ahead of tomorrow's game although they have played two games more and still have a difficult game at home to the Dragons to come.
For the Blues, it has been an outstanding campaign to date and a bonus point success would all but make sure of their place in the final later in the season.
Although they could be caught, mathematically, two of their remaining three games will be at home with the only away trip scheduled for December 5th against Gogledd Cymru in Colwyn Bay.
At Under 16 level, the Ospreys' victory over Gogledd Cymru on Sunday has put them back in to contention for a final place. They entertain the Dragons at Llandarcy knowing that a victory could take them into second place with the Blues South match at the Scarlets having already been cancelled due to the inclement weather.
The Ospreys were 15-12 winners at Tredegar earlier in the season, thanks to four Ben Thomas penalties, and will fancy their chances of completing the double tomorrow night.
In contrast, the Dragons, who did win their opening away fixture at Blues North, need a rather rapid transformation in fortunes if they are to make the final.
Dragons Under 16: L Morgan; H Amos, J Dixon, M Sevenoaks, D Franchi; E Davies, J Evans; J Kendall, D Goode (capt), J Johnson, S Andrews, J Everett, S Matthews, G Eldred, J Benjamin. Replacements: E Dee, T Shipp, A Smith, M Adams, C Imms, S Cole, G Price, N Martin
Dragons Under 18s: S Bevan; A Cooper, B Hill, L Bellamore, T Ashmead; J Prosser, J Evans, D Morgan, T Rusga (capt), G Kemo, H Lewis, C Regan, J Sollis, K Tayler, M Thomas. Replacements: J Williams, J-B Bruzilier, S Jones, D Haile, L Bacon, I Jones, A Herbert
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
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Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
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WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.