A look back on the U16 WRU Championship

A look back on the U16 WRU Championship

14 Mar 2019
A look back on the U16 WRU Championship
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The younger generation of Scarlets players have been busy this season competing in the U16 WRU Championship. Travelling near and far and battling some horrendous weather conditions the boys came through the other side, now it’s a time to look back on their performance and what is next for these exciting talented bunch!

 

Scarlets U16 are divided into two squads here at the Scarlets as East and West. Both teams started their journey’s back in August 2018, West dominated the Dragons Black for a victory as well as the East victorious against North Wales’s RGC.

 

For the West, as the competition proceeded we saw the reigning runner’s up this year Cardiff Blues South dominate the next clash, but this wasn’t enough to bring our boys down as they secured another win a few weeks later against Dragons Red with 34-7. The West were defeated by this years champions Cardiff Blues North at home in the Parc with a dominating 0-31. They didn’t give up on their stamina as a team and continued the competition giving the Ospreys, East and West, and RGC a good run across the field. During this year's West v East Scarlets derby it was the East that came out on top down in Tenby RFC.

 

For the East this regional competition, they went on to beat rivals Ospreys East at the end of the summer with 19-10. They finished 2018’s fixtures with a loss against Ospreys West but continued to work on their game in several areas. 2019 didn’t get off to the best start for the East with a loss against this years champions Blues North, but a week later saw a great victory against Dragons Black with 0-33. The East team took on both Blues South and Dragons Red to finish off their season, as well as a great victory in the ultimate Scarlets derby against the West.



Paul Fisher, Scarlets Academy Skills Coach explained; “Both U16 teams have demonstrated great development from a technical and tactical rugby aspect. The physical element also has been a program for the boys to follow weekly in improving their game.”

 

“The quality of the fixtures presented high skill levels from all teams across Wales, including bringing a level of intensity to the game to prepare these young boys for the high quality of rugby we are seeing from the professionals.”

 

“As a region, this competition isn’t necessarily about the wins. It’s, more importantly, getting the boys developing their skills as individual players but also as a team. Playing rugby requires teamwork, and this needs to be demonstrated at a young age. Cardiff Blues North and South have presented great attacking and defending over the course of this year's regional competition and we congratulate them on their success.”






Fixtures & Results;

 

U16 West

 

22/08/18

SCA 26 5 DRA B [W]

29/08/18

BLU S 31 12 SCA [L]

05/09/18

SCA 34 7 DRA R [W]

12/09/18

SCA 0 31 BLU N [L]

06/02/19

SCA 12 15 OSP E [L]

12/02/19

OSP W 40 7 SCA [L]

27/02/19

SCA E 22 7 SCA W [L]

03/03/19

RGC 17 12 SCA [L]




U16 East

 

19/08/18

SCA 35 19 RGC [W]

29/08/18

SCA 19 10 OSP E [W]

05/09/18

OSP W 24 14 SCA [L]

30/01/19

BLU N 40 12 SCA [L]

06/02/19

DRA B 0 33 SCA [W]

13/02/19

SCA 19 26 BLU S [L]

20/02/19

DRA R 14 12 SCA [L]

27/02/19

SCA E 22 7 SCA W [W]












Final Table;

 

Teams

P

W

D

L

Pts

Cardiff Blues North

8

8

0

0

39

Cardiff Blues South

8

7

0

1

35

Ospreys West

8

6

0

2

29

Scarlets East

8

4

0

4

21

Ospreys East

8

3

0

5

13

RGC

8

2

1

5

13

Scarlets West

8

2

0

6

12

Dragons Red

8

2

1

5

11

Dragons Black

8

1

0

7

4