As standards improve at under 20 level and players are capable of moving up to Premiership and Regional A Grade a lot earlier, so the under 20 competition has to adapt.
This season there will be a reduced league programme of 3 fixtures plus a final for the Welsh under 20 selectors to observe. The Young Ospreys has also changed the way it will prepare for the forthcoming season by having a series of weekend summer training sessions rather than a weekly session. The season starts on weekend 30th May to June 1st at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. Head Coach Garin Jenkins and his staff have identified the following players to attend at 4.45pm on Friday 30th May: Props: Liam Griffin, Ryan Thomas, Jo Rees, Gareth Jenkins, Alun Minnifey, Dan Morris and Richard Murphy. Hookers: Dean Ronan, Jonathon Vaughan, Ceri Davies and Rhodri Clancy. 2nd Rows: Ciarran Ruddock, Morgan Evans, Ashley Berrow, James King, Sam Williams and Dan Fala. Back Row: Scott Hicks, Guy Jones, Ben Howe, Rory Pitman, Bill Carey, Justin Tipuric, Rhys Ruddock, Jack Shaw, Nathan Brown, Owen Sedgebeer, David Leonard, Matthew Saker, Andrew Bale, Sam Lewis and JP Bija. Scrum Halves: Tavis Knoyle, Anthony Busselli, Derek Trederay. Outside Halves: Matthew Jarvis and Richard Williams. Centres: Sam Soul, Rhys Roberts, Ashley Beck, Kristian Phillips, Kristian Jenkins, Lloyd Phillips, Matthew Davies and Paul Davies. Back Three: Richard Randall, Ryan Bayliss, Liam Powell, Ciaran Weightman, Chris Lewis, Morgan Evans and Dean Williams.