Ospreys Cup winners confirmed

Neath Athletic U15s and Ystradgynlais U16s were the winners of the two big Ospreys Cup Final's, seeing off Penclawdd and Pencoed in their respective cup finals over the last few weeks.

The Ospreys Cup is a tournament played out at U16 and U15 level that is unique to the region, with clubs enjoying cross border competition against teams that they wouldn't normally encounter. Teams from Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea will go head-to-head with everyone offered a chance to play for silverware via a Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield format beyond the round robin pool stages, with a Challenge Cup introduced this season for the first time.

At U15 level, beyond Neath Athletic there were also wins for Glynneath, Nantyfyllon, Dulais Valley Lions and Waunarlwydd, while in the U16 competitions, Pontardulais, Glynneath, Tondu and Bridgend Sports lifted silverware.

U15s Finals

Cup Penclawdd 12 Neath Athletic 17

Plate Dunvant 15 Glynneath 22

Bowl Nantyfyllon 25 Fall Bay 5

Shield Ystalafera 29 Dulais Valley Lions 29 (Won on try count)

Challenge Cup AGS were beaten by Waunarlwydd

U16s Finals

Cup Pencoed 11 Ystradgynlais 16

Plate Bryncethin 14 Pontarddulais 31

Bowl Glynneath 31 Waunarlwydd 12

Shield Tondu 12 Aberavon Greenstars 10

Challenge Cup Neath Ath. were beaten by Bridgend Sports

Ben Rose, WRU Rugby Development Manager - Ospreys, commented:

"The Ospreys Cup underpins everything that is important in the community, representing your local club and your local club being at the heart of the community. The WRU hope that through this competition players will value where they are from and continue to play into their adult life.

"The competition's aim is to sustain participation into youth and senior rugby. Across Wales there is a drop-off at these ages and the introduction of this competition has proven to keep the club teams together. In just three years since its inception the Ospreys Cup has established itself as the competition that matters to clubs in the region at U15 and U16 level."

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