Ospreys and Scarlets win as Cardiff and Dragons lose in pre-season games

Ellis Jenkins sends out a pass
Wales flanker Ellis Jenkins returned from injury as Cardiff lost 45-33 at Harlequins

There were mixed fortunes for Wales' regions as their pre-season programmes began in high-scoring encounters.

Ospreys won 49-24 at Hartpury University while Dwayne Peel saw Scarlets comfortably beat Nottingham 55-21 in his first game in charge.

Wales flanker Ellis Jenkins continued his recovery from long-term injury with almost an hour of action in Cardiff's 45-33 loss at Harlequins.

There was also defeat for Dragons, who were beaten 35-28 at Leicester.

The four Welsh teams are preparing for the start of the inaugural United Rugby Championship, which kicks off on Friday, 24 September as South Africa's four leading teams join a competition that also includes teams from Ireland, Scotland and Italy.

Among the notable contributions were debut tries for 18-year-old Scarlets scrum-half Archie Hughes, who scored twice against Nottingham.

Debut-making Ospreys flanker Jac Morgan scored on his first appearance since arriving from Parc y Scarlets.

At Leicester, on-loan Dragons scrum-half Lewis Jones crossed.

Rhys Priestland also entered the fray for Cardiff at The Stoop to make his debut on his return to Welsh rugby from Bath.

Jac Morgan scores for Ospreys
Jac Morgan hopes to cement his place in Ospreys back-row this season
Archie Hughes
Archie Hughes is a recent signing for Scarlets academy
Lewis Jones goes over for Dragons
Lewis Jones is on loan at Dragons from Cardiff
Rhys Priestland
Rhys Priestland is back in Welsh rugby at Cardiff from Bath, who he joined from Scarlets in 2015

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