Under 18's Achieve Early Qualification For

With the Blues beating the Scarlets at Llandovery and denying them a bonus point, it means that the Young Ospreys and Blues cannot be caught in the chase for the top two placings.

With the pressure of qualification off it will be interesting to see how both sides approach their return fixture in 3 weeks time (29th November). Will the Young Ospreys want to keep up the recent run of success by attempting to put a dent in the Blues unbeaten record  or will they run the changes in order to keep an element of surprise for the final? Whatever Head Coach Phil John and his assistants Andrew Millward and Gethin Watts choose, they will no doubt be pleased by the teams recent improvement in form. Last night (Wednesday) they were comprehensive winners over a Dragons team at St Helens, Swansea by 44points to 14. The Young Ospreys led by 17 points to nil at the interval courtesy of a try from speedy wing Ryan Bayliss (pictured) and hooker Joe Beddow (pictured). Added to the tries were two conversions and a penalty kick from outside half Daniel Biggar (pictured). At the start of the second half the urgency and committment shown by the dragons surprised the Young Ospreys and they scored two excellent tries through replacement centre Kyle Pryce and full back Jon Burgees. With touchline conversions from outside half Danny Ellis the Dragons had got themselves back into the game with a scoreline of 20 points to 14 (Biggar penalty). However, as the game developed and the Young Ospreys got on top it was only brave defence that kept the Dragons in the game. Eventually the resistence capitulated and the Young Ospreys scored further tries through replacement full back Scott Hancock (pictured), 2nd row Sam Williams and a 2nd for wing Bayliss. Biggar added a further two conversions and a drop goal while his replacement Mathew Jarvis, landed an excellent touchline conversion with his first kick of the game.