NatWest Ospreys Cup semi-final draw

The NatWest Ospreys cup semi-final draw has taken place at NatWest Neath branch this week.

The draw saw some great matches coming out of the hat, with the competing teams hoping to get through the semi-finals to set up a day at Llandarcy on the 7th and 21st of May.

The quarter finals saw some close encounters showing the real quality that is in the competition this season. At under 16s level Bryncethin narrowly came through as 27 – 26 winners against Ystradgynlais and in the Under 15s competition Loughor ended up 12-8 winners in a thriller against Bridgend Athletic.

The draw was conducted by Alison Baylis of NatWest Neath branch, Shona Powell Hughes Wales and Ospreys women player and Iwan Evans, the WRU Rugby Development apprentice who is a previous winner of the U16s Cup Competitions. 

Iwan Evans when speaking about the competition said:

“The competition was something I always wanted to take part in as a young player at Ystradgynlais, to win it with my friends that I had played rugby with throughout the pathway from under 8s was an occasion I will never forget.”

Joe Davies the WRU rugby Coordinator for the Ospreys West added:

“We have had a huge amount of interest in the semi-final draw, we normally map out the road to Llandarcy at the start of the year but the open hat draw has added tenfold to the competition and raised the interest of the latter stages. I’d like to thank NatWest for their support with the competition so far and we look forward to working with them further on the Ospreys Cup”

Semi Final matches will take place on the following dates


Natwest Ospreys Cup Semi Finals

Under 15 Cup

Loughor                  vs             Neath Athletic

Ystradgynlais          vs             Nantyffyllon


Under 15 Plate

Bridgend Athletic     vs             Pencoed

Morriston                 vs            Bryncethin


Under 15 Bowl

Pontardawe             vs             Mumbles

Swansea Uplands    vs             Kenfig Hill


Under 15 Shield

South Gower           vs             Gowerton

Dunvant                  vs             Porthcawl


Under 16 Cup

Resolven                 vs             Tondu

Bryncethin               vs             Pencoed


Under 16 Plate

Morriston                 vs              Penclawdd

Ystradgynlais           vs              South Gower


Under 16 Bowl

Bridgend Athletic       vs              Cwmavon

Pontarddulais            vs              Bryncoch


Under 16 Shield

Gowerton                   vs              Tonna

Mumbles                    vs              Loughor