Eyasses and Blues South try again
By Ospreys Rugby | 28/02/2012
After last week's postponement, all roads again lead to Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday evening, where the Ospreys U16's and Blues South will try again in the final of the WRU Regional Age Grade Championships (KO 7.15pm).
The Eyasses booked their place in the final with a 12-10 win over the Scarlets earlier this month, wing Jordan Adderley scoring two tries.
It is the fifth time that the young Ospreys have reached the final, having appeared in four of the previous seven finals, winning all four matches.
The coaches have named the following team for the game:
15 Lewis Evans (Resolven RFC/Llangatwg)
14 Adam Green (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)
13 Martyn Davies (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)
12 Joe Thomas (Morriston RFC/Morriston)
11 Jordan Adderley (Tonna RFC/Dwr-y-Felin)
10 Luke Price (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)
9 Niall Popham (Dunvant RFC/Penyrheol)
1 Harrison Walsh (Mumbles RFC/Bishop Gore)
2 Michael Evans (Swansea Uplands RFC/Gwyr)
3 Zack Bevan (Mumbles RFC/Gowerton)
4 Adam Beard (Morriston RFC/Birchgrove)
5 Matthew Dodd (Dunvant RFC/Olchfa)
6 Dafydd Harvey (Resolven RFC/Llangatwg)
7 Callum Bowden (Swansea Uplands RFC/Bryntawe)
8 Max Easey (Morriston RFC/Bryntawe)
16 Luke Davies (Aberavon Quins RFC/Cymmer Afan)
17 Kurt Leadbetter (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)
18 Lewis Kirby (Bridgend Athletic RFC/Pencoed)
19 Oliver Thompson (Resolven RFC/Dwr-y-Felin)
20 Jack Perkins (Birchgrove RFC/Birchgrove)
21 Jakob Williams (Porthcawl RFC/Porthcawl)
22 Tom Evans (Swansea Uplands RFC/Gowerton)
23 Joe Gage (Corus RFC/Ystalyfera)
Elite Youth Performance Manager, Damian Karauna, commented:
“It’s a great effort from this group of boys to get to the final, and Wednesday will see them going for the title. We’ve got a proud record at this age-grade, having appeared in, and won, four finals out of the previous seven, so they know they have a lot to live up to.
“I’m sure they will thrive on the challenge. Their attitude has been good, they’ve worked hard in training ahead of the game and I’ve no doubt they will do the region proud.”
*** Squad members should note that the team run on Tuesday is cancelled. Players should report straight to Cardiff Arms Park at 5.45pm on Wednesday..***