Archie to start for Wales U20s against Japan

Rob LloydNews

Scrum-half Archie Hughes has been named in a Wales side showing two changes to take on Japan in the second round of the U20s World Championships on Thursday.

Hughes again starts in the No. 9 jersey following an impressive display in the narrow defeat to New Zealand on the opening weekend. Prop Josh Morse is again named among the replacements, along with Ampthill-bound Harri Williams.

Both changes come up front with tight-head Louis Fletcher and lock Evan Hill coming into the side.

Wales were edged out 27-26 by the Baby Blacks in their first match. 

Wales U20 v Japan U20, Thursday 29 June, Danie Craven Stadium, KO 1pm (UK), S4C live

15 Cameron Winnett (Cardiff Rugby); 14 Llien Morgan (Ospreys), 13 Louie Hennessey (Bath Rugby), 12 Bryn Bradley (Harlequins), 11 Harri Houston (Ospreys); 10 Dan Edwards (Ospreys), 9 Archie Hughes (Scarlets); 1 Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths (Dragons), 2 Lewis Lloyd (Ospreys), 3 Louis Fletcher (Ospreys), 4 Evan Hill (Ospreys), 5 Jonny Green (Harlequins), 6 Ryan Woodman (Dragons – Capt), 7 Lucas De La Rus (Cardiff Rugby), 8 Morgan Morse (Ospreys)

Replacements: 16 Sam Scarfe (Dragons), 17 Josh Morse (Scarlets), 18 Kian Hire (Ospreys), 19 Mackenzie Martin (Cardiff Rugby), 20 Seb Driscoll (Harlequins), 21 Tom Florence (Ospreys), 22 Harri Wilde (Cardiff Rugby), 23 Harri Williams (Scarlets).