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Your News New venues confirmed for day one of International U18 Series

Day One of the 2017 U18 International Series will now be held at

Taffs Well RFC and the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, the Welsh Rugby

Union can confirm.

The first round of the three-day series was due to take place at

Sardis Road this Saturday. However, due to recent issues

surrounding the playing surface, it has been agreed with Pontypridd

RFC that it would be played elsewhere in order to ensure testing on

the surface is as thorough as possible.

"We completely respect Pontypridd's diligence regarding

the matter and appreciate their co-operation in moving the fixtures

for Day One," said Gethin Watts, Age Grade Manager of the

Welsh Rugby Union. "It's a pity we won't be taking the

series to Pontypridd this year, but we're now looking forward

to hosting three exciting games at nearby Taffs Well and the BT

Sport Cardiff Arms Park."

On Saturday, Taffs Well RFC will host the first match of the

competition between England and Canada (kick-off 14:30), with the

action then moving to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park for Ireland v

Italy (18:00) and Wales v Scotland (20:05).

Other venues hosting matches later this month are Parc y Scarlets

in Llanelli and Newport Gwent Dragons' training base, the CCB

Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach. Training bases for

the visiting nations include Whitchurch High School and Cardiff

International Sports Stadium (Ireland and Scotland respectively),

Bonymaen RFC and Swansea University (Italy and England) and the

National Centre of Excellence (Canada).

Wales U18 warmed up for the series with a 29-19 victory against

their English counterparts at Eugene Cross Park in Ebbw Vale

recently, with head coach Geraint Lewis's team looking to

continue that form this Saturday night in Cardiff.

2017 U18 International Series Fixtures

Saturday 8th April: 

Taffs Well RFC

England v Canada (14:30)

BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

Ireland v Italy (18:00)

Wales v Scotland (20:05)

Wednesday 12th April:

Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli 

Scotland v Italy (15:30)

England v Ireland (17:15)

Wales v Canada (19:35)

Sunday 16th April: 

CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach

Italy v Canada (12:00)

Scotland v England (14:30)

Wales v Ireland (16:15) 

Tickets will be available on the gate at each venue. They will

priced at £5 for adults (free for U16s), for which supporters will

be able to watch all three games on the day. Re-entry not


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