Young Ospreys make Wales U18 squad

After the East versus West match at St. Helens on Wednesday night, national selectors have now confirmed a 28-strong squad to represent Wales at Under 18 level, including six Eyasses.

The squad was selected after intense training camps, weeks of analysis and monitoring which culminated in the trial match.

WRU Under 18 Team Manager, Gethin Watts, said:

“The trial match was a great exercise and was an opportunity for us to see all players once again in a game situation and allowed us to make some final assessments on players involved over the past few months.”

Wales begin their international campaign with a warm-up game against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on 15 February before taking on Scotland on 11 March in Glasgow. The team will then travel to Madrid in late March to take part in the U18 FIRA-AER European championship. 

“I’d like to thank everyone who was involved including all the regional performance managers and Under 18 coaches,” added Watts.

“As a management group we are really pleased with the number of talented and exciting players coming through the WRU player pathway and we’re looking forward to working with this squad and preparing for the season.”

2012 Wales Under 18 Squad


Callum Jay Lewis - Blues

Nicky Smith - Ospreys

Elliot Dee - Dragons

Ethan Lewis - Blues

Scott Otten - Ospreys

Nicky Thomas - Ospreys

Alex Jefferies - Dragons

Gus McPherson - Blues

Scott Andrews - Dragons

Joshua Helps - Scarlets

Derryn Jones - Dragons

Benjamin Roach - Blues

Calum Davies - Ospreys

Scott Matthews - Dragons

James Benjamin - Dragons


Shaun Clarke - Blues

Connor Lloyd - Scarlets

Luke Crane - Dragons

Gareth Thomson - Blues

Jack Maynard - Scarlets

Dafydd Howells - Ospreys

Jack Dixon - Dragons

Mike Jones - RGC 1404

Ben Roberts - Ospreys

Steffan Hughes - Scarlets

Lewis Hudd - Dragons

Hallam Amos - Dragons

Ethan Davies - Dragons