The talented 11-year-old son of the Wales and Lions star shines at the home of Welsh rugby with his dad as coach

Anyone watching Bridgend School District’s U11s against Islwyn District at the Principality Stadium on Wednesday need only look to the Welsh international-turned-coach on the sidelines to know there would be some quality of star on display. It turned out to be the case, with Rhys Webb’s son Regan putting in a solid performance, as did his teammates and opponents.

Honors were shared in the U11 DC Thomas Plate Final between Bridgend and Islwyn on day five of Road to Principality at the home of Welsh rugby, and the plate was shared. Helping Bridgend Schools to a leveler, Regan – one of Webb’s three children – was key with an offload to set up a try on the way to a 15-15 draw.

Ospreys scrum-half Webb, who coached the players this season, later said on Instagram: “Super proud of him and his teammates today. A super nervous 11-year-old who represented the school district from Bridgend, playing in the best stadium in the world @principalitysta. Well done mate great job”.

Bridgend Schools U11s lift the plate with Regan Webb (third from left, kneeling in front) and dad Rhys at the back

Rhys Webb coaches Bridgend Schools

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As for the team, Webb added: “The boys have been brilliant. It’s been a pleasure coaching them.”

Webb earned 33 caps for Wales and played twice for the Lions as they drew with New Zealand under Warren Gatland in 2017.

The Road to Principality has returned for the first time in two years and is a highlight of the community rugby calendar, with over 2,500 players having experience playing in the birthplace of Welsh rugby. Over 60 schools, colleges, clubs and various teams from across Wales took part in the 10-day festival.

Charles P. Patton