A mixed evening for Young Ospreys

There was one win and one defeat for the Eyasses on the opening day of the new WRU Regional Age Grade Championship.

Two tries from wing Dafydd Howells and one apiece from centre Joe Thomas and wing Alex Bidwell earned the U16’s a valuable 28-15 victory over the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets.

Outside half Josh White kicked four conversions for good measure as the Ospreys made a winning start to their season.
In a one-sided first half, the visitors used the wind to establish themselves against a plucky Scarlets side who were far from overawed by their vistors.

After the break and with the elements in their favour, the Scarlets got back to 21-15 thanks to tries from wing Matthew Davies and no.8 Lee Taylor and a penalty and conversion from Jack Maynard.

However, the Ospreys finished with a bang and made sure of the points when Howells nipped in for his second try that White converted.

However, the Scarlets U18’s were too strong for the Ospreys at Llandarcy, winning 36-16 courtesy of 21 points from Jordan Willaims. The outstanding outside half, who starred for the region in last last season’s under 16 competition, scored two tries before half time with half back partner Rhodri Williams crossing for the first of his pair.

The scrum half added his second mid-way through the second half and Jake Randall added a fifth late on. Jordan Williams kicked four conversions and a penalty while for the Ospreys, who trailed 22-15 at half-time, there was a try from Ashley Evans and 11 points from the boot of outside half Sam Davies.