Head Coach Garin Jenkins has selected Bridgend front row forward Ryan Bevington to lead the Young Ospreys under 20's in their opening fixture in the Reebok Championships tonight (Wednesday 12th September).
Throughout the pre-season Jenkins and fellow coaches Filo Tiatia, Sean Connor and Keith Holifield have certainly focussed the group to going one better than last season's runner up spot. Also in the team is Maesteg's Gareth Owen, who made his senior debut against the Scarlets yesterday evening. Owen plays at outside centre but is equally adept at 10, 12 or 15. The Young Ospreys Squad v Dragons at Rodney Parade, Newport, 7.15pm kick off is: 15. Tom Cole Lydney14. David Evans Dunvant13. Gareth Owen Maesteg12. Scott Robinson Maesteg11. Richard Randall Tonmawr10. Daniel Biggar Swansea9. Gareth Williams Neath1. Ryan Bevington (Capt) Bridgend2. Rhys Lawrence Dunvant3. Dan Matthews Aberavon4. Ciaran Ruddock Mumbles5. Nathan White Bridgend6. Justin Tipuric Aberavon7. Jonathon Jones Bridgend8. Rory Pitman BridgendReplacements:16. David Pritchard Bridgend Athletic17. Liam Price Cwmllynfell18. Warren Davies Mumbles19. Liam Griffin Llantwit Major20. Scott Baldwin Maesteg21. Lloyd Elliot Bridgend22. Jonathon Griffiths Glynneath