Dragons U18s secure spot in final

2:22pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

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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