The Ospreys Daniel Baker fends off the Dragons defence.
Eli Walker and Bowdy Davies guided the Ospreys Under 18s to a second successive victory in the WRU Age Grade Championship, against the Dragons at Newbridge.
Walker, who has been in outstanding form so far this season, produced another faultless performance, whilst Davies capped an excellent display with his first try of the season in a 28-16 victory at the Welfare Ground.
Walker was also on the try mark, with his his second of the campaign, whilst Luke Morgan bagged the third and Owain Williams kicked two conversions and as many penalties on top of a second half drop goal.
Trailing 20-9 to the interval, the Dragons struck back in the second half with a converted try from Matt O'Brien. However, it was not enough to deny the Ospreys a victory that keeps them on the coat-tails of early leaders the Blues.
In the Under 16 Championship it was business as usual for the Scarlets who made it three wins in as many games, against Blues North at Parc y Scarlets.
Having brushed aside Gogledd Cymru and Blues South in their opening games, the Scarlets were 28-14 winners courtesy of another 18 points from outside half Jordan Williams.
Williams, who went into the game with 36 points to his name, from two games, crossed for a try and kicked 13 points via three penalties and two conversions. Daniel Thomas was also on the mark with two second-half tries as the Scarlets maintained their 100 per cent record.
The North must have fancied their chances before the interval when Jack Bennett (try) and Callum Phillips (conversion) kept them in touch. Phillips added a second half try, which he converted, to once again leave the Scarlets looking over their shoulders. However, as team manager Wyn Thomas said; "They gave us the run-around in the first half, but in the end I think we were good value for the win.
"There is no doubt that they are a good side, but we are pleased with the manner in which we played and I felt that Jordan Williams was again the difference."
Blues South, who were 33-15 winners against Gogledd Cymru on Sunday, edged out the Dragons at Taffs Well thanks to tries from Lloyd Chalke and Tom Perry.
Gareth Thompson kicked 14 points in his side's 24-20 victory whilst for the visitors, Luke Morgan and Scott Matthews scored tries and Ethan Davies kicked two conversions. Niall Martin was also on the mark for the Dragons with two penalties, but his contribution came too late to save the game.
The on and off-field benefits of schools and colleges employing a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub initiative continue to grow with the publication of the first half term figures of the current academic year.
Despite being in a tough group for the World Series opener in Dubai, Wales 7s head coach Gareth Williams says it is an exciting challenge and his squad are in a positive frame of mind, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia