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OSPREYS U18s 17 SAINTS U18s 40 Saints youngsters continue unbeaten run in preseason

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In their final match of their tour of Wales this month, Saints' Academy youngsters put 40 on their hosts, Ospreys, last Friday to extend their unbeaten run during their preseason campaign.

An excellent first half performance from Saints' Under-18s saw the travelling side 33 unanswered points ahead at the break at Brewery Field, with tries from Fin Creighton, Adam Williamson, Jake Johnson and Jordan Milburn coupled with all four conversion from Creighton making the lead.

However, a good fightback from the hosts ensued in the second forty and though Saints were tiring the young guns managed to finish strong, Josh Downes breaking and dotting down at the death.

Saints Under-18s Team Manager, Simon Sinclair, said that the tour had been a positive both on and off the pitch for the side.

"It's been a brilliant week away for the lads," Sinclair commented.

"A great opportunity for some rugby but also some time away on the West Wales coast.

"It gave us a chance to do some other team building activities outside rugby, including surfing, coasteering and clay pigeon shooting.

"Most of the lads had never done anything like that before so it was good to put them out there comfort zones, especially with the coasteering. But also to help build the team relationship before we look to head into the season, as well as getting some important game time in too."