He only came on the field as a 2nd half replacement but tight head prop Phil Price (pictured) demonstrated his potential with a destructive scrummaging game to go with his two tries.
The first of Price's tries showed how the modern game has developed as he chased and fell onto outside half Tom Cole's cross kick. His second try also saw him taking a pass comfortably in midfield and running in from 22 metres out. Wing Leigh Halfpenny ensured that he maintained his good scoring form with a brace of tries and 5 excellent conversions on what was a difficult night for place kicking. Halfpenny's pace and skill in gathering a rolling ball in the act of scoring his first try had to be seen to be believed and would have gained plaudits at the highest level. Further tries for the Young Ospreys were scored by wing Jason Howells, and centres Liam Price and James Pike (all pictured). The Dragons only try came as the result of close contact work by their forwards and was scored by replacement James Owen; under 18 outside half David Langdon kicked a penalty which resulted in a final score of 45 points to 8. On display at Rodney Parade last night (Wednesday) was two contrasting styles in playing the game, the Young Ospreys had to fight hard to defend against an uncompromising Dragons pack; however, the Dragons were unable to contain a quick and elusive Young Ospreys team that spread the ball at every opportunity. Next up will be the difficult challenge of the Scarlets away (Narberth RFC, 22nd November) who will be brimming with confidence after becoming the first team to lower the Blues colours when they met at Leckwith Stadium last night.