Hope scores but Under-18s edged out
Scrum half Che Hope grabbed a try as Dragons Under-18 were edged out 13-7 by Cardiff Blues Under-18s in the Regional Age Grade (RAG) Championship on Wednesday night.
Hope grabbed a try – converted by full back Joe Westwood - against the RAG Championship league leaders in the clash at Cardiff Arms Park.
The match also saw a return to action for fly half Will Reed, who has been out of action for a year with a knee injury.
Dragons Under-18s: Joe Westwood, Rocky Barnett (Lloyd 68), Johnny Paynter, Oliver Andrews (Mohring 68), Carrick McDonough, Will Reed (Gregg 35), Che Hope; Aaron Dowse, Conor Chapman, Adam Williams, Joe Peard, George Young, Lewis Stansfield, Sam Scarfe (Thomas 59), Ben Moa
Replacements: Liam Lewis, Jarred Williams, Jack Powell, Ryan Woodman, Lloyd Thomas, Morgan Lloyd, Evan Gregg, Morgan Mohring
Dragons Under-16s Black lost out 40-19 to Scarlets Under-16s East at Ystrad Mynach on Wednesday evening.
Wing Mason Phillips grabbed a brace of tries while replacement Archie Hossack also crossed the whitewash. Fly half Sam Gibson scored four points.
Dragons Under-16s Black: Kallum Rosser (Hossack 49), Mason Phillips, Ethan Jones, Sam Duly (D. Lewis 45), Gruff Davies, Sam Gibson, Iestyn Martin-Lloyd (Protheroe 55); Conal Couch (Harris 55), Aneurin Jenkins (Davies 45), Owain Jenkins, Joe Tapp, Owain Osmond (Bowden 49), Charlie Davies (C. Lewis 49), Leo Quigley, Charlie Hawkins
Replacements: Elys Davies, Alex Uwimania, Ieuan Harris, Evan Bowden, Conor Lewis, Sam Protheroe, Archie Hossack, Dylan Lewis