The final of the BT Dragons Rugby Trust National Youth League was won by Newport last night as they defeated Swansea Youth by a convincing 38-12 scoreline in a match played in the Millennium Stadium.
Newport scored 5-2 on tries with fly half Alix Jerrett scoring two and one each coming from centre Robert Tripp, man of the match Rhys Miller and flanker David Tovey. Jerrett added a penalty and drop goal and Darryl Carter converted twice and kicked a penalty.
Swansea contributed two tries - one each by centre Aron May and full back James Horner, with the latter converting the first try.
Card-ff-based police officer Barry Gregory gave a fine display as the man with the whistle.
In the Welsh Schools Under-16 Cup final, Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive defeated Maesteg Comprehensive by 30-24 in a free-flowing match in which the winners also won the try-count by 5-3 with no.8 forward Scott Jeremy collecting a brace.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.