26-strong Combined U16 squad named

Following the conclusion of the WRU Regional Age-Grade season, 26 players have been named in a Combined Ospreys U16 squad for the forthcoming U16 tournament against combined regional squads.

There were mixed fortunes for the East and West over the course of their respective eight game campaigns, the East winning five and drawing two of their games, while the West won three, drew one and lost four.

Their season’s culminated in an Ospreys derby in the final round, the East victorious by a 26-14 margin.

The results are reflected in the 26-man squad, with 18 coming from the East and 8 from the West.


Cory Taylor (East)

Cameron Clayfield (West)

Josh Sands (East)

Tom Bending (East)

Bradley Roderick (East)

Daniel Sullivan (East)

Iestyn Morgan (West)

Sam Costellow (East)

Declan Thomas (West)

Iwan Jones (East)

Dan Hiscocks (West)

Cael Chamberlain (East)

James Mcarthy (East)

Daniel Osaragie (East)

Dillon Caulfield (West)

Morgan Strong (East)

Travis Huntley (East)

Adam Thomas (East)

Rhys Thomas (East)

James Fender (West)

Tom Sly (East)

Jay Roberts (East)

Dyfan Ceredig (West)

Jae Key (East)

Jaxson James (West)

Scott Ryall (East)


Dan Griffiths, Elite Development Manager, said:

“This is very much an initial selection of 26, with other players to potentially come into consideration. The development pathway is a fluid one, with player movement in both directions, so the onus is on those selected to continue working hard as this is just a starting point for them, and for those who just missed out to keep pressing as their opportunity could still come.

“It will be a challenge for these boys moving forward with our U18 squad, this season’s champions, being a young group themselves, predominantly first year. That places a greater weight than usual on the college/schools competitions as a means of talent ID for some of these boys moving forward but it’s important to underline that the door is never closed on anyone, at any time.”