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U20 RBS 6 Nations: Wales U20 name side to face Scotland

Wales U20 have made three changes from last week’s win over Ireland for their U20 RBS 6 Nations match against Scotland on Friday at 6.30pm.

 

Joe Thomas comes into the side at centre, while Harri Millard moves across from outside centre to accommodate him. Bryce Morgan gets a start in the second row, and Reuben Morgan-Williams starts at scrum half.

 

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.

 

Head Coach, 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.”

 

“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 XV:

 

15 Rhun Williams (RGC); 14 Elis-Wyn Benham (Cardiff Blues), 13 Joe Thomas (Ospreys), 12 Harri Millard (Cardiff Blues), 11 Keelan Giles (Ospreys); 10 Dan Jones (Scarlets), 9 Reuben Morgan-Williams (Ospreys); 1 Corey Domachowski (Cardiff Blues), 2 Dafydd Hughes (Scarlets), 3 Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), 4 Shane Lewis-Hughes (Cardiff Blues), 5 Bryce Morgan (Newport Gwent  Dragons), 6 Tom Phillips (captain, Scarlets), 7 Shaun Evans (Scarlets), 8 Harrison Keddie (Newport Gwent Dragons).

 

Replacements: 16 Ifan Phillips (Scarlets), 17 Robert Lewis (Cardiff Blues), 18 Leon Brown (Newport Gwent Dragons), 19 James Ratti (Ospreys), 20 Morgan Sieniawski  (Cardiff Blues), 21 Declan Smith (Scarlets), 22 Billy McBryde (Scarlets), 23 Joe Gage (Ospreys).

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