Richard Kelly Injury Leads To Abandoned Match

The Young Ospreys Under 20's were dominating their fixture with the Dragons when unfortunately 2nd Row Richard Kelly sustained a broken leg as he attempted to release himself from a mess of bodies that had been created by the Dragons attempting to collaps

Kelly had recently made such a huge impression on the coaching staff at Swansea RFC that they had registered him with a view to looking after his immediate development. It's a double blow to Kelly as at the same time last season he injured the same leg in a training accident and only managed to play a few games in April and May. However, the good news is that even with such a complicated fracture his surgeon is confident that with a patient rehab programme he will be fit to play in twelve months time.

The incident happened early in the second half with the Young Ospreys leading by 10 points to 7. They had totally dominated the game but only managed to score two tries against a mixture of desperate and cynical defence on the part of the Dragons. However, Garin Jenkins and his support staff will still be disappointed that the team didn't finish off some spectacular movements in which outside half Tom Coles was the catalyst. The Young Ospreys scorers were wing Leigh Halfpenny and hooker Rhys Lawrence, while Dragons centre Jason Tovey scored a try as the Young Ospreys tried to pass on bad ball. His try was converted by outside half Geraint O'Driscoll and the referee blew for half time.

Although only seven minutes long the second half was a mirror image of the first with a dominant Osprey pack being thwarted by desperate and cynical Dragons defence. The referee had his arm raised in order to penalise the Dragons for another trangression of the laws when unfortunately Kelly's injury brought an early conlusion to the match.