Ospreys U16s Team Announcement

In their rearranged game, the U16s battle for regional bragging rights on Wednesday afternoon when the East take on the West in the Ospreylian derby at Ysgol Bae Baglan, kicking off at 4:30pm.

With places in the combined squad up for grabs, the U16s have one last chance to impress the coaches in their final game of the season. It’s been a mixed season for both the U16 sides, with the East notching up two wins and two losses and the West claiming two losses a draw and a win.

The East began their season with an impressive 38-12 win on the road against the Dragons  North, before falling just short the following week at home with a 21-26 defeat to the Scarlets  West. The side picked up another away win up in North Wales, running in six tries against RGC to claim a 26-32 victory but a quick three day turnaround proved too much when they faced the Blues North at Merthyr RFC, which saw them the wrong side of a 34-12 scoreline.

The West put in some solid performances in the opening two rounds, but came up just short in both, falling to the Blues South 31-22 at the Arms Park and coming agonisingly close at home to the Dragons North at 24-29.  In the third round, the West side held their own against an impressive Scarlets West side, and unlike their eastern counterparts managed to deny their opponents a win with the game ending 12-12. In their penultimate game of the season, the West side pulled a winning performance out of the bag to defeat RGC 34-17. 

So with bragging rights on the line, both sides have it all to play for this week, and here’s how they line up:


Ospreys U16’s East

15. Lloyd Freeman

14. Joe Watts

13. Logan Phillips

12. Sam Jardine

11. Riley Henderson

10. Jac Tregoning

9. Elis Horgan


1.Morgan Creaber

2. Oliver Burrows

3. Kieran Stevens

4. Ioan Billingham

5. Trystan Davies ©

6. Kyan Lloyd

7. Mason Hughes

8. Morgan Hibbard



16. Ben Owen

17. Tom Crockett

18. Dylan Rogers

19. Morgan Bennett

20. Dylan Samuel

21. Nathan Evans

22. Rio Davies

23. Alix Davies


Speaking ahead of the Ospreylian derby, head coach of the East side Paul Watkin said:

The boys have dusted themselves down following our defeat against Blues North and we are going to give our all in tomorrow afternoon's game against the West.

“We’ve had some good wins and the boys have conducted themselves well in such a short space of time. We made some changes throughout the season but the boys performed well in all games regardless of the outcome. Hopefully it’ll be a great show of rugby from the both sides, and we can end the season with a win.”


Ospreys U16’s West

15. Iestyn Hopkins

14. Ryan Chappel

13. Callum Dodd

12. Joe Hawkins

11. Trystan James

10. Iestyn Morgan

9. Tom Davies


1.Lewis Jones

2. Drew Ullah

3. Louie Walters

4. Ben Snadden

5. Billy Moxey ©

6. Jordan Evans

7. Keiran Lewys

8. Matthew Hutchinson



16. Lloyd Eaton

17. John Edwards

18. Morgan Thomas

19. Tim Perkins

20. Josh Rupersinghe

21. Lloyd Davies

22. Luca Scotto Smith

23. Ben Petherbridge


Also giving his view of the upcoming game, head coach of the West side Tom Snelgrove said:

“This week’s game is another opportunity on the player ID pathway. In all derby games when you play against your neighbours, there is that added motivation, so there is no need to motivate the players and Wednesday is no different.

“However, what we have emphasised to the players is that we need to stick to what we have done well over the last block which is ensure we are accurate in all aspects of our game.

The East have, like us, had some good perfornances and some indifferent ones , but we know they will come at us hard and we need to front up to that challenge. The management group believe that we have uncovered many players that will ensure the future of the Ospreys region is bright and that is what’s most important.”