Eyasses team named for age-grade final

All roads lead to Cardiff Arms Park tonight, where the Ospreys U16's face Blues South in the final of the WRU Regional Age Grade Championships (KO 7.15pm).

The Eyasses booked their place in the final with a 12-10 win over the Scarlets a fortnight ago, wing Jordan Adderley scoring two tries.

It is the fifth time that the young Ospreys have reached the final, having appeared in four of the previous seven finals, winning all four matches.


The coaches have named the following team for the game:

15 Lewis Evans (Resolven RFC/Llangatwg)

14 Adam Green (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)

13 Martyn Davies (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)

12 Joe Thomas (Morriston RFC/Morriston)

11 Jordan Adderley (Tonna RFC/Dwr-y-Felin)

10 Luke Price (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)

9 Niall Popham (Dunvant RFC/Penyrheol)


1 Harrison Walsh (Mumbles RFC/Bishop Gore)

2 Michael Evans (Swansea Uplands RFC/Gwyr)

3 Zack Bevan (Mumbles RFC/Gowerton)

4 Adam Beard (Morriston RFC/Birchgrove)

5 Matthew Dodd (Dunvant RFC/Olchfa)

6 Jack Perkins (Birchgrove RFC/Birchgrove)

7 Callum Bowden (Swansea Uplands RFC/Bryntawe)

8 Max Easey (Morriston RFC/Bryntawe)



16 Lewis Kirby (Bridgend Athletic RFC/Pencoed)

17 Luke Davies (Aberavon Quins RFC/Cymmer Afan)

18 Kurt Leadbetter (Abercrave RFC/Maesydderwen)

19 Rhys Livingstone (Aberavon Quins RFC/Ystalyfera)

20 Oliver Thompson (Resolven RFC/Dwr-y-Felin)

21 Jakob Williams (Porthcawl RFC/Porthcawl)

22 Tom Evans (Swansea Uplands RFC/Gowerton)

23 Joe Gage (Corus RFC/Ystalyfera)


Elite Performance Manager, Damian Karauna, commented:

“It’s a great effort from this group of boys to get to the final, and tonight will see them going for the title. We’ve got a proud record at this age-grade, having appeared in, and won, four finals out of the previous seven, so they know they have a lot to live up to.

“I’m sure they will thrive on the challenge. Their attitude has been good, they’ve worked hard in training ahead of the game and I’ve no doubt they will do the region proud tonight.”