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By Ospreys Rugby | 13/04/2017

The Young Ospreys are in action at Ystrad Mynach on Friday, with the U18s facing the Blues and a combined U16 team up against their Dragons counterparts.

After being crowned WRU Regional Age-grade Champions back in February, the Ospreys U18s are back in action, with a 12:15pm KO against the Blues.

Speaking ahead of the game, Elite Development Manager, Dan Griffiths said:

"It’s been a successful year for us, especially at U18 level winning the RAG Championship. However, at this stage of the season its about giving players opportunities, the platform to perform and express themselves and from a talent ID perspective, making sure we have a sound knowledge of players coming through our pathway. 

“A priority as always is to ensure players who perform be it at U16 or U18 level are recognised and given the opportunity to develop and progress. We are looking forward to seeing how players have developed through the course of the season, see some new faces get an opportunity and play some positive, attacking rugby that we cultivate and encourage as a region.”

Ospreys U18 team

15. Iwan Richards

14. Llyr Gealy

13. Frankie Jones

12. Tiaaan Thomas Wheeler

11. Caine Woolerton

10. Luke Scully ©

9. Sam Cambriani

 

1.Ollie Quick

2. Garin Lloyd

3. Scott Hill

4. Stefan Jones

5. Ioan Jones

6. Iwan Shenton

7. Evan Budge

8. Will Barraclough

 

16. Rhys Davies

17. Chris Crumpton

18. Morgan Griffiths

19. Tom Davies

20. Joe Grabham

21. Thomas Ham

22. Josh Thomas

23. Ben Atkins 


Meanwhile, following the conclusion of the WRU Regional Age-Grade Championships, East and West came together as 26 players were named in a strong combined Ospreys U16 squad for the forthcoming U16 tournament against combined regional squads. 

After a hard month’s training the young squad are ready to kick off with their first game on Friday, against Dragons U16, at Ystrad Mynach Centre for Sporting Excellence, K.O 7:15pm.

Speaking ahead of the game, Ospreys U16 Head Coach, Duncan Jones, said: 

"Since announcing the combined squad, the boys from the East and the West have come together well over the last couple of training weeks and really started to gel as a team. There will be lots of new combinations so the test will obviously come over the next 10 days with three games in that period. It's a chance for this group of players to carry on the good work done by the players and coaches from the East and West through the regular season.

“Myself, Andrew Bishop and the other coaches have been pleased with the boys attitude, work rate and willingness to learn in training especially with everything else that goes on for these players with exams coming at this time of year. Everyone is excited now to kick things off on Friday night. Hopefully over the three games the team’s performances will improve from game to game."

Ospreys U16

15. Cameron Clayfield

14. Josh Sands

13. Bradley Rocerick

12. Daniel O’Sullivan

11. Tom Bending

10. Declan Thomas

9. Iwan Jones

 

1.Dyfan Ceredig

2. Jaxon James

3. Jay Roberts

4. Adam Thomas

5. James Fender

6. Travis Huntly

7. James McCarthy

8. Cael Chamberlain

 

16. Jae Key

17. Scott Ryall

18. Tom Sly

19. Morgan Strong

20. Dillon Caulfield

21. Dan Hiscoks

22. Iestyn Morgan

23. Cory Taylor

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