Just like the Young Osprey under 18 team Garin Jenkins under 20 team are going to have to beat the Blues next Wednesday (10th) at St Helens in the Reebok Final if they are going to retain their Championship.
Also like the under 18 team they face an opponent who has done the double over them in the regular season. However, Jenkins and his assistants Keith Holifield and Jeff Pick will have seen enough in those two performances to convince the players that they are capable of winning the Trophy. Coupled with that will be the convincing 36 points to 18 victory over the Scarlets at South Wales Police RFC yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Their best performance of the season so far will have also raised concern with the Blues management team that watched the fixture. The Young Ospreys knew that they had to win the fixture if they were going to progress and such an accomplished performance when the pressure was on will certainly further boost confidence within the camp. For the Ospreys, Neath wing Leigh Halfpenny (pictured) once again showed his value to the team when he finished off two excellent team movements with tries that he also converted for a 14 points to 10 interval lead. Early into the second half the Scarlets rallied and took the lead by 18 points to 14 before replacement scrum half Chris Morgan (pictured) showed his intelligence with a cleverly taken try. Hooker Mark Breeze, 2nd row Jonathon Griffiths and wing Jason Howells also scored further tries and one of which full back Nicky Roberts converted. The team now has seven days to recover from the demands of this fixture before compleeting their season in the Reebok Final at St Helens, Swansea on Wednesday 10th January, kick off 7.15pm.