Scarlets U18s power to opening win

Rob LloydAcademy News, News

Scarlets U18s claimed their first win of the Regional Age-Grade Championship, beating the Dragons 21-3 at Parc y Scarlets training field.

The side bounced back from their opening loss to Cardiff with an impressive display against last year’s champions.

After Dragons had opened the scoring with a penalty by centre Jack Woods, it was the Scarlets who crossed the whitewash first with skipper and hooker Harry Thomas powering over from close range for a try converted by fly-half Steffan Jac Jones.

Leading 7-3 at the interval, the home lead was doubled when prop Josh Morse (pictured) showed superb strength and balance to charge over from a tap penalty 10 metres out. Jones again added the extras.

The win was sealed in the 70th minute when full-back Harry Fuller intercepted and raced unopposed to the line for a third, again converted by Jones.

Scarlets are back in action next Wednesday when they make the trip to Bridgend’s Brewery Field to take on the Ospreys.