Five Ospreys in Wales U20 line-up

Head Coach, Jason Strange, has named three Young Ospreys in his starting line-up with a further two on the bench for Friday night’s U20 Six Nations finale against France (8:15pm).

Cai Evans switches from full back to fly half, outside Reuben Morgan Williams who has recovered from the injury that forced him to withdraw from last week’s matchday squad and will make his first appearance of the campaign at scrum half.

The other starter is prop Rhys Henry, while another scrum half, Harri Morgan, is on the bench alongside centre, Callum Carson.

Leicester Tigers number six Tommy Reffell, who captains the team for the fourth time this year, was rested for the Round Four defeat to Italy but is back to take on the tournament leaders.

“We’re under no illusions about the challenge France will bring on Friday night,” says head coach Jason Strange. “They’re one of the most complete teams in the competition, with no real weaknesses. We would have liked to be going into this match on the back of a win against Italy because it would have come down to a Championship decider, but not doing so will give us even more motivation.

“After our last game we had a very honest and frank review. The Italy game was frustrating, mainly around the fact that we didn’t get our game going at all. However, this is a very talented team, and I’m sure we’ll see a positive response on Friday.”

The game is part of a Wales v France double-header, with the Women's Six Nations match kicking off in Stadiwm ZipWorld at the earlier time of 18:00.


Wales U20 team to face France

15 Tommy Rogers (Scarlets)

14 Joe Goodchild (Dragons)

13 Corey Baldwin (Scarlets)

12 Ioan Nicholas (Scarlets)

11 Ryan Conbeer (Scarlets)

10 Cai Evans (Ospreys)

9 Reuben Morgan-Williams (Ospreys)

1 Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues)

2 Iestyn Harris (Cardiff Blues)

3 Rhys Henry (Ospreys)

4 Alun Lawrence (Cardiff Blues)

5 Max Williams (Dragons)

6 Tommy Reffell (c) (Leicester Tigers)

7 James Botham (Cardiff Blues)

8 Taine Basham (Dragons)



16 Will Griffiths (Dragons)

17 Josh Reynolds (Dragons)

18 Kemsley Mathias (Scarlets)

19 Rhys Davies (Bath)

20 Lennon Greggains (Dragons)

21 Harri Morgan (Ospreys)

22 Callum Carson (Ospreys)

23 Rio Dyer (Dragons)