Dragons U18s secure spot in final

First published in Sport

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be aiming to repeat the trick against Cardiff Blues in Sunday's final of the WRU Regional Under-18s Championship, writes Chris Kirwan.

The Dragons young guns earned a place in the showdown at the Gnoll in Neath (kick-off 2.30pm) with a superb victory against their counterparts from the capital on Wednesday evening.

They triumphed 28-12 at Cross Keys' Pandy Park with prop Leon Brown, wing Lloyd Lewis, back row Harrison Keddie and scrum-half Owen Davies crossing the whitewash.

"It's been a difficult year with some good results and some bad but the boys have worked incredibly hard," said Dragons Academy manager James Chapron.

"We've used a large squad but the management team of Bryon Hayward, Rob Sidoli, Lewis Evans, Dai Flanagan and Angie Prangell have done a great job because we have 10 first-year under-18s and that's really positive ahead of next year.

"The Blues are a very good side and will no doubt make some changes from midweek but the boys can take a lot of confidence from what was a superb performance."

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