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Cardiff Blues Select XV vs Ospreys Counterparts


By Craig Muncey
October 4 2016

At Cardiff Arms Park tomorrow night, kick off 7.15pm A number of academy and age group players will take the field to play against the Ospreys who field a similarly grouped set of players.

Cardiff Blues Select have announced the following side:

15. Rhun Williams

14. Owen Lane

13. Aled Summerhill

12. Dec Williams

10. Jarrod Evans

9. Lewis Jones (c)

1. Rhys Carre

2. Liam Belcher

3. Kieron Assiratti

4. Jarrad Hoeata

5. Seb Davies

6. Shane Lewis-Hughes

7. Morgan Sienawski

8. James Sheeky

Bench

T Malby, C Tarrant, B Leung, C Bradbury, A Ward, D Blacker, J Beal, D Smith, J Miles

I am looking forward to watching this one.  Going to be interesting to see how the Welsh under 20 internationals are developing such as Williams, Belcher, Davies and Lewis-Hughes.  Also looking forward to seeing Owen Lane, who burst onto the scene last season as a 17 year old and looked a real hot prospect, but has suffered a few injuries recently. Also, Kieron Assiratti, can he be another young prop who can be a genuine option for the Cardiff Blues? Salesi Ma'afu seems to be out of the picture, so is an opening there potentially for someone.

Looking forward also to watching Aled Summerhill playing at outside centre, a position many thinks is his best position, can Summerhill push Cory Allen for a starting spot for the professional team with a strong performance?  Also, James Sheeky, a player I have seen a few times and has always impressed me, can he put together a string of good performances, and give Cardiff Blues an additional option in the number 8 shirt? 

Hopefully there is a decent crowd in attendance, entry is free for all spectators, but there will be a bucket collection in aid of #StayStrongForOws, please donate generously.

Craig Muncey

 

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Cardiff Blues Select XV vs Ospreys Counterparts
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04/10/2016 15:05
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Re: Cardiff Blues Select XV vs Ospreys Counterparts
robin58 (IP Logged)
04/10/2016 15:38
Dillon Lewis also

 
Re: Cardiff Blues Select XV vs Ospreys Counterparts
Craig Muncey (IP Logged)
04/10/2016 15:48
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robin58
Dillon Lewis also

Yes there is Dillon Lewis, but going through a season with Filise, Andrews and Lewis could do with another tight head hence my comment about Assiratti.

 
Re: Cardiff Blues Select XV vs Ospreys Counterparts
Craig Muncey (IP Logged)
06/10/2016 09:02
Enjoyed the match last night. Decent attendance as well, good to see Danny Wilson, Steve Tandy and Matt Sherratt sharing a beer on the terraces.

On the playing front, Rhun Williams, James Sheeky and Rhys Carre played very well for Cardiff Blues Select side and I thought Charlie Davies for Ospreys Select looked a fine player in the making.

Rhodri Jones looked to me like he has lost quite a bit of weight, don't know where he is in terms of fitness, but seemed a long way off where he was 2 seasons ago.

Good win and a good watch.

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