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Regions to give youth a chance in LV Cup.

THE WELSH regions have turned to youth for this weekend's LV Cup clashes.

There are three 18-year-olds - fly-half Rhys Patchell, centre Cory Allen and wing Harry Robinson - in the Blues side to face the fresh-faced Scarlets at the Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow (2.30pm).

And 17-year-old full-back Hallam Amos will become the youngest ever Welsh regional player when he lines up for the Dragons away to Wasps this evening (7.45pm), with 16-year-old Jack Dixon ready to break that record off the bench.

In contrast, Northampton include England World Cup stars Chris Ashton, Ben Foden, Courtney Lawes and Dylan Hartley for tonight's trip to take on the fledgling Ospreys (6pm).

Ospreys: R Jones; T Prydie, B John, S Parker, E Walker; M Morgan, T Habberfield; C Griffiths, S Baldwin, A Jarvis, T Smith (capt), I Evans, R Kelly, J King, M Allen, S Lewis.

Replacements: B Davies, W Price, T Grabham, C O''Toole, R Kelly, D Jones, J Rees, M Davies.

Northampton: B Foden; C Ashton, S Armstrong, J Downey, V Artemyev; R Lamb, L Dickson; S Tonga''uiha, D Hartley (Capt), P Doran-Jones, C Lawes, M Sorenson, C Clark, T Wood, R Wilson.

Replacements: M Haywood, A Waller, T Mercey, S Manoa, P Dowson, M Roberts, S Myler, J Clarke Wasps: H Southwell; T Varndell, E Daly, C Bell, C Mayor; R Davis, N Berry; J Castex, T Lindsay, S McIntyre, R Filipo, M Wentzel, J Harris, J Hart (capt), M Everard. Replacements: R Webber, Z Taulafo, B Broster, M Powell, J Burton, J Simpson, N Robinson, D Waldouck.

Dragons: H Amos; I Evans, A Hughes, L Robling, M Poole; S Jones, W Evans; P Price, R Buckley, N Buck, A Jones, S Morgan, J Groves, T Brown, D Waters.

Replacements: S Parry, H Gustafson, N Williams, I Jones, H Ellis, J Bedford, J Dixon, M Jones. Blues: D Fish; R Mustoe, A Thomas, C Allen, H Robinson; R Patchell, R Downes; N Trevett, R Tyrrell, R Harford , C Hill, J Down (capt), J Navidi, L Hamilton, R Shellard.

Replacements: M Breeze, J Corsi, T Davies, M Screech, E Jenkins, L Jones, L Williams, O Williams. Scarlets: D Evans; D Ford, A Warren, S Lamont, L Williams; A Thomas, G Davies; P John (capt), K Myhill, S Gardiner, S Timan, D Welch, M Gilbert, K Murphy, J Edwards.

Replacements: R Jones, E Phillips, R Thomas, D Day, R Pugh, R Williams, D Newton, L Rees.


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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 22, 2011
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