Six Dragons called up for Wales U18 double-header

Six Dragons called up for Wales U18 double-header

SIX Dragons youngsters will feature in a double-header for Wales Under-18s against Scotland in Ystrad Mynach on Sunday.

There will be a fixture between the development teams at 12.30pm before the firsts lock horns at 2.30pm.

Dragons full-back Jack Woods and flanker Ryan Jones start in the capped game with prop George Tuckley on the bench.

Openside Evan Minto captains the development team with Cerrig Smith starting at blindside and scrum-half Carter Pritchard on the bench.

“What is great is that we have an opportunity through a development game and our capped game to see 46 players represent Wales in what is for a lot of them their first chance in a Welsh jersey,” said head coach Richie Pugh.

“We’ve spoken about progression through the regions from the Schools and Colleges league into the regions and now there’s an opportunity to put themselves up against some of the best nations and Scotland is the challenge as we build towards the Six Nations festival in Parma.”

Only 26 players can be selected for the Six Nations festival where Wales take on England, Portugal and France between March 30 and April 7.

“Everyone has got an opportunity,” said Pugh. “Some will get capped this weekend but boys who aren’t in that line-up are still not that far away.”

Wales U18 v Scotland U18, Sunday 3rd March, Ystrad Mynach, 2.30pm
15 Jack Woods (Dragons)
14 Tom Bowen (Bristol Bears)
13 Lewis Edwards (Ospreys)
12 Steffan Emanuel (Bath Rugby - capt)
11 Joseff Jones (Cardiff Rugby)
10 Carwyn Jones (Scarlets)
9 Sion Davies (Cardiff Rugby);
1 Dylan James (Ospreys)
2 Ruben Cummings (Gloucester)
3 Jac Pritchard (Scarlets)
4 Sam Williams (Scarlets)
5 Dylan Alford (RGC)
6 Dom Kossuth (Scarlets)
7 Ryan Jones (Dragons)
8 Deian Gwynne (Scarlets)

16 Thomas Howe (Cardiff Rugby)
17  George Tuckley (Dragons)
18 Alex Bosworth (Gloucester)
19 Tom Cottle (RGC)
20 Caio James (Gloucester)
21 Tudur Jones (RGC)
22 Steff Jac Jones (Scarlets)
23 Jack Harrison (Bath Rugby)

Wales U18 Development v Scotland U18 Development, Sunday 3rd March, Ystrad Mynach, KO 12.30pm
15 Ben Roberts (Cardiff Rugby)
14 Jac Wyn Roberts (RGC)
13 Osian Darwin Lewis (Cardiff Rugby)
12 David-Florian Petrescu (West Midlands)
11 Oliver Das (Cardiff Rugby)
10 Lloyd Lucas (Cardiff Rugby)
9 Nick Fisk-Jones (Ospreys);
1 Dylan Barratt (Cardiff Rugby)
2 Evan Gallagher (Bath Rugby)
3 Codi Purnell (Bath Rugby)
4 Dylan Hodkinson (Sale Sharks)
5 Osian Williams (Scarlets)
6 Cerrig Smith (Dragons)
7 Evan Minto (Dragons - Capt)
8 Charlie Ward (Bath Rugby)

16 Oscar Thomas (London & South Central)
17 Greg Thomas (RGC)
18 Nathan Davies (Scarlets)
19 Noah Williams (Ospreys)
20 Alex Ridgway (Scarlets)
21 Carter Pritchard (Dragons)
22 Math Jones (Harlequins)
23 Ioan Penry (Cardiff Rugby)

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