Young Ospreys ready for Wales U20 challenge

Six Eyasses have been named in the final Wales squad for the 2012 U20 Six Nations campaign.

The young Ospreys named are forwards Daniel Suter, Jack Jones and Rhodri Hughes, along with backs Sam Davies, Luke Morgan and Ross Jones. A number of further candidates have been left out as they are likely to be involved at regional level over the coming months.

The U20 team will play all their home matches for the first time in North Wales at Eirias but first head to Dubarry Park to face Ireland on February 3.

They return to Wales to play Scotland on February 10 in the first of three home matches at the new North Wales facilities.

Head Coach Danny Wilson is confident in the new blood and believes those involved last year will bring some knowledge and experience to the squad.

“It’s an exciting young squad we have here, this group of players have trained well over the past few weeks, there’s a fair amount of talent in the wider squad," he said.

“We’re looking forward to a tough challenge against Ireland away and preparations are going well.

“We’re all excited about the change of venue to Eirias in Colwyn Bay. The facilities are superb, we’re hoping to get a good crowd in from north Wales and promote the U20’s in this area.

“We will be settling in and making Eirias our home ground and I know rugby is well supported in north Wales and we would love a good crowd to come along and support the U20’s and make Eirias a difficult place for opposition to visit.”

2012 U20 Six Nations Squad:


Front Row

Rob Evans. Club: Llanelli, Region: Scarlets

Tom Davies. Club: Cardiff, Region: Blues

Dan Suter. Club: Bridgend, Region: Ospreys

Willgriff John. Club: Cardiff, Region: Blues

Kirby Myhill. Club: Llanelli, Region: Scarlets

Jamie Sollis. Club: Cross Keys, Region: Dragons

Second Row

Matthew Screech. Club: Cardiff, Region: Blues

Jack Jones, Club: Swansea, Region: Ospreys

Rhodri Hughes. Club: Swansea, Region: Ospreys

Back Row

Ellis Jenkins. Club: Cardiff, Region: Blues

Daniel Thomas. Club: Llanelli, Region: Scarlets

Dan Crimmins. Club: Cardiff

Rueben Tucker, Club: Cardiff, Region: Blues



Half backs

Jonathan Evans. Club: Bedwas, Region: Dragons

Joshua Davies. Club: Newport, Region: Dragons

Jack Moates. Club: London Irish

Jordan Williams, Club: Llanelli, Region: Scarlets

Sam Davies. Club: Swansea, Region: Ospreys

Lewis Williams. Club: Pontypridd, Region: Blues


Cory Allen. Club: Cardiff, Region: Blues

Nathan Edwards. Club: Bridgend

Luke Williams. Club: Cross Keys, Region: Dragons

Wings/Full backs

Luke Morgan. Club: Bridgend, Region: Ospreys

Iolo Evans. Club: Llanelli, Region: Scarlets

Jake Randall. Club: Llandovery, Region: Scarlets

Ross Jones. Club: Bridgend, Region: Ospreys


Ireland v Wales, Dubarry Park, KO 19.05- 03/02/2012

Wales v Scotland, Eirias, KO 19.35- 10/02/2012

England v Wales, Twickenham Stoop, KO 19.30- 24/02/2012

Wales v Italy, Eirias, KO 19.10- 09/03/2012

Wales v France, Eirias, KO 19.35- 16/03/2012

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