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Honours even as Academy U18s face Dragons

Bears Academy U18s took a share of the spoils during two fixtures against Dragons at Ystrad Mynach during the October half-term.

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In the first game of the afternoon, the Bears were beaten 41-10 by their Welsh counterparts, who outscored them by seven tries to two. Jake Smith and Ollie Lamb touched down for the Bears, who trailed 24-5 at half time.

Dragons wing Will Rees scored a hat-trick, while Reuben McCarthy and Aiden Boschoff each scored twice.

In game two, Bears U18s held off a late Dragons fightback to earn a 26-28 victory, thanks to tries from Ed Harvey, Henry Hawkins, James Randall and Jamie Wood, with Rhys Price adding four conversions. 

Zak Roberts, Owain Osmond, Toby Thomas and Tye Davies touched down for the home side, who were edged out by a single conversion.

"This was a fantastic runout for our U18s ahead of the Academy League kicking off in December," said Senior Academy Coach, Brad Barnes.

"There were some good performances in both matches and these fixtures will stand us in good stead for the rest of the season."


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