Eyasses 29-18 Cardiff Blues U18

The Ospreys U18s continued their winning ways with a victory over the Blues U18's last night at Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

  • Tries from Ben Cambriani, Callum Carson and a double from Will Barraclough earned the young squad the win to make it two from two for the young Ospreys
  • Cai Evans kicked three conversions and a penalty
  • Next up for the Eyasses is an away game against the Scarlets in two weeks


Only three days after the young squad claimed their first win in North Wales, the U18s were back in action, hosting the Blues on a cold night at Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

Both sides were well matched upfront, putting in big tackles, and it was the Ospreys who were first with the chance to put points on the board, fly-half Cai Evans slotting a penalty on the quarter of an hour mark.

But the young Blues were quick to respond, gaining their own penalty three minutes later allowing Ben Thomas to equal the scores.

Not long later, the Blues took the lead as wing Ioan Davies scored the first try of the game for the visitors. Ben Thomas missed the conversion but the visitors were ahead 3-8 with just under 25 minutes played.

The Ospreys were strong in attack and centre Ben Cambriani charged through to equal the scores, with his third try of the season so far.

Evans’ conversion was just wide but only three minutes later, a rolling maul from by the home side from a lineout, saw them drive over the line, number eight Will Barraclough giving the Ospreys their second of the game. Evans converted.

Not content with scoring two tries in the space of three minutes, the Ospreys continued to dominate and centre, Callum Carson, went over just two minutes later from another throw in close to the Blues line. Evans’ conversion gave the hosts a healthy lead going in at the break.



Despite the 14 point deficit the Blues weren't ready to throw in the towel just yet and a penalty from Thomas narrowed the Ospreys lead early in the second half.

As the hosts continued to enjoy the upper hand, Barraclough got his second, and the Ospeys third, on the hour mark, picking up a loose ball and charging up the right flank like a winger. Evans with another successful conversion put the Ospreys firmly in control at 29-11.

There was still time for the Blues to hit back with a try of their own through replacement prop Dan Schwartz. A conversion from fullback Rhys Davies brought the scores to 29-18, but it was to prove little more than a consolation for the visitors.

Next up for the Ospreys U18s is a visit to the Scarlets U18's on Tuesday 31st January, at Llandovery RFC K.O 7:15pm.