Eyasses suffer narrow loss

The Ospreys U16s staged a remarkable late comeback against Blues North on Wednesday night but just failed to secure a third consecutive victory.

The Blues North first early venture into the Ospreys 22 resulted in a try for the industrious Leon Rogers, which was duly converted by Callum Hall.

Despite the atrocious conditions both sides attempted to run the ball at every opportunity, but it was the Blues that enjoyed most of the territory and possession only for their accuracy to let them down.

The busy Eyasses number nine, Matthew Aubrey, converted a penalty for the Ospreys which resulted in a Blues half time lead of 10-3

The second half began with the Blues front row of Assarratti, Stephens and Coleman taking control at scrum time. It was the latter who crossed in the corner to further extend the lead.

But the Ospreys now enjoyed some possession and territory of their own, Aubrey kicking another penalty, but then, against the run of play, flying Blues winger Jarred Evans crossed for the Blues third try. The Blues now appeared to have a comfortable 20-6 lead.

But with only ten minutes of the game remaining the young Ospreys began a remarkable rally, scoring tries from Owen Watkin and James Taylor. Aubrey added two points via a conversion leaving the game on a knife edge, but the Blues held their nerve and ran out winners, 20-18.

Both teams were a great credit to their regions, playing good running rugby in monsoon type conditions.