A host of Pembrokeshire-bred rugby players made a positive impact on the weekend at both international and regional level.

Firstly on Friday night, there was a first Wales Under 20s cap for Sir Thomas Picton pupil and prop Kemsley Mathias, as he appeared as a second half replacement in their thrilling 41-38 win over Ireland Under 20s at Donnybrook.

On Saturday, there was another start for Rob Evans as he won his 22nd cap for Wales in Dublin against Ireland - but this time, The Dragons were on the wrong end of an exciting finish, going down 37-27 at the Aviva Stadium.

On Sunday, there was a first start for Wales Women for former Ysgol Dewi Sant pupil Lisa Neumann, who played at full back in Donnybrook in a game the Irish won 35-12 - despite a superb try from Whitland Ladies No 8 Sioned Harries.

And for the third successive game, there was an appearance off the bench for former Ysgol Y Preseli pupil Nia Elen Davies, who came on in the back row.

One player not on Welsh duty this weekend was Ryan Conbeer, who was called away from the Wales Under 20s camp to the Scarlets squad for their home Pro14 clash with Ulster.

And former Tenby pupil Conbeer certainly justified selection, coming off the bench to score a scintillating second half try that helped the region to a 34-10 win. No 8 Josh Macleod was also a pivotal performer for Wayne Pivac's men.

Not to be outdone, former Crymych hooker Ifan Phillips also came off the bench for the Ospreys to cross for a vital try - going over in the corner before No 10 Sam Davies converted as the region beat the Cheetahs 27-26 at the Liberty Stadium.

Phillips had replaced another Pembrokeshire product in Sam Parry midway through the second half.