Gogledd Cymru Under 18 broke their duck in terms of points scored, but went down for the second time in this season's WRU Age Grade Championship 37-12 to the Ospreys in Colwyn Bay.
However, it was a much improved performance from the North who certainly gave their visitors something to think about.
The North Walians started brightly before the Ospreys took the lead with the first of three penalties from last season's Wales Under 18 outside half Matthew Morgan.
The outstanding pivot, who finished the game with 25 points, crossed for a try after 16 minutes and after converting that, played a leading role in Oliver Pardoe's first try of the season.
Outside centre Eli Walker outsprinted the cover defence to score a third Ospreys' try two minutes after the interval, but to their credit the Gogledd Cymru side upped the tempo with Jake Simm ( Mold ) and Gareth Morgan ( Ruthin ) both in fine form.
Scrum-half Alex Schwarz was able to burrow over from a few feet out to register his side's first points of the new season, whilst Tom Parry ( Pwllheli) bagged a second home try five minutes later.
However, it was the Ospreys who had the final word - No.8 Dan Baker scoring under the posts.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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