Age Grade

Three changes for Wales U20 to face Scotland

The flag of Wales (Welsh: Baner Cymru or Y Ddraig Goch, meaning "The Red Dragon") consists of a red dragon passant on a green and white field. As with many heraldic charges, the exact representation of the dragon is not standardised and many renderings exist. The flag incorporates the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd, along with the Tudor colours of green and white.

There are three changes and one positional in the Wales U20 side to take on Scotland at Parc Eirias on Friday (6.30pm).

Joe Thomas comes in at outside centre, with Harri Millard moving to inside centre. Reuben Morgan-Williams and Bryce Morgan get their first start at scrum half and lock respectively.

Wales beat Ireland 35-24 last Friday night, while Scotland beat England for the first time (24-6).

Strange said, “We are very pleased with our performance and result against Ireland. Scoring four tries away from home is a great platform to build on and we want to continue in that attacking vein this weekend.

“Scotland were excellent last weekend so we have no illusions about the task ahead. Although we have looked at Scotland’s game, it’s important we concentrate on our own performance.

“We are looking forward to returning to Eirias, we always have a fantastic welcome there and the crowd will no doubt give the players a boost.” 

Adam Beard, Jarrod Evans and Owen Watkin have been called up by their Regions this weekend.

Strange added: “The players called up will benefit from regional rugby and it provides the opportunity for others to step up at this level. Five of our matchday squad are still qualified to play Under 18 rugby so this experience will stand them in good stead going forward. There is a huge amount of cooperation between coaches at the various age grades now so we know the development stage of the players available to us.”

Wales Under 20 v Scotland: Rhun Williams (RGC); Elis-Wyn Benham (Cardiff Blues), Joe Thomas (Ospreys), Harri Millard (Cardiff Blues), Keelan Giles (Ospreys); Dan Jones (Scarlets), Reuben Morgan-Williams (Ospreys); Corey Domachowski (Cardiff Blues), Dafydd Hughes (Scarlets), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Shane Lewis-Hughes (Cardiff Blues), Bryce Morgan (Newport Gwent  Dragons), Tom Phillips (captain, Scarlets), Shaun Evans (Scarlets), Harrison Keddie (Newport Gwent Dragons)

Replacements: Ifan Phillips (Scarlets), Robert Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Leon Brown (Newport Gwent Dragons), James Ratti (Ospreys), Morgan Sieniawski  (Cardiff Blues), Declan Smith (Scarlets), Billy McBryde (Scarlets), Joe Gage (Ospreys)

Wales U20 home Six Nations tickets are available from:

Venue Cymru: www.venuecymru.co.uk, over the counter at their Llandudno box office or by calling the box office on 01492 872000.

WRU: www.wru.wales/tickets or by calling WRU ticket line on 0844 847 1881

Terrace tickets can also be bought from Colwyn Leisure Centre to personal callers or over the phone on 01492 577900. There is a £1 per ticket booking fee from all outlets

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