Eyasses and Dragons share the spoils

It was a case of honours even between the Dragons and the Eyasses in the latest round of matches in the WRU Regional Age Grade Championship.


The Ospreys U18’s were 34-6 winners at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport, while the Gwent region came out on top, 19-8, at U16 level.


The Ospreys U16’s were top of the table going into their game on Wednesday, with a 100 per cent record from their four games to date.


However, having already beaten the Blues South and RGC 1404, the host region proved too strong for their visitors with team manager Colin Brennan delighted with the result.


"They are a good side, there is no doubt about that. However, we stuck in there and took our chances in the second half. We are obviously delighted to beat a side that was previously unbeaten" said Brennan.


Scrum half Luke Crane set the Dragons on their way with a first half try and though lock Deryn Jones was red carded shortly before half time, they made sure of victory courtesy of a second try, from centre Hallam Amos and three penalties from the educated boot of outside half Lloyd Rogers.


Full back Adam Rowlands scored the Ospreys' only try of the night with outside half Josh White adding a penalty. However, it was not enough to snatch a result or even a losing bonus point as the Dragons held on to a third win of the season.


Ospreys Team Manager Graham Court had no complaints about the final outcome:


"We came here in August for a pre season friendly and saw how good they were. To be fair to the boys, we tried desperately hard in the second half to cut the gap, but we were unsuccessful and will take defeat squarely on the chin. There are no excuses, on the night they were the better side."


Back at Llandarcy, the Ospreys U18’s bagged a bonus point in beating the Dragons 34-6. Steffan Lewis crossed twice for the Ospreys with Rhys Thomas and Adam Wellington adding one apiece. Ben Roberts and Sam Davies each kicked two conversions with Roberts adding two penalties for good measure. Ethan Davies was the lone scorer for the Dragons - the outside half kicking two penalties.