Eyasses soar to the summit

The Ospreys U16's moved back into top spot in the WRU Regional Age Grade Championship with a bonus point victory over the Scarlets at Llandarcy.

In the U18’s, the Scarlets and Ospreys missed out on a chance of leap-frogging the Blues as they shared 30 points at Parc y Scarlets.

Victory for the Blues North in North Wales on Sunday meant the Ospreys U16’s needed to win with a bonus point to regain pole position. And they achieved that courtesy of a try hat-trick from wing Dafydd Howells.

Howells, who now has nine tries for the season, and scrum half Daniel Brooks both crossed twice in a first half that saw outside half Josh White add three conversions as the hosts led 26-13 at the interval. Howells completed his hat-trick on the hour before two tries from Steffan Evans and as many conversions from Jack Maynard made sure of a losing bonus point for the Scarlets. Maynard converted a penalty try in the first half and added a penalty while Jamie Evans slotted a long range penalty as the Scarlets went down 33-27.

Locked together at 5-5 at half time, the Scarlets and Ospreys’ U18’s drew 15-15 at Parc y Scarlets with the hosts recovering from a 15-8 deficit to snatch a share of the spoils. Hooker Evan Yardley helped himself to a try, as did Ben Roberts, while Sam Davies added a conversion and penalty for the Ospreys. Steffan Hughes crossed twice for the Scarlets with leading scorer Jordan Williams kicking a conversion and penalty.