Isaac Young named in Wales U18s side for Irish test

Rob LloydAcademy News, News

Scarlets hooker Isaac Young has been named in the Wales U18s side to take on Ireland in the Six Nations Festival in Marcoussis.

Academy back-rower Luca Giannini is included among the replacements as Wales look to bounce back from their opening defeat to England.

Wales U18s head coach Matt O’Brien has named a side with five new faces and two positional switches for the second round clash.

Wales U18s v Ireland

15 Huw Anderson (Dragons); 14 Walker Price (Dragons), 13 Louie Hennessey (Cardiff Rugby/Hartpury), 12 Harri Ackerman (Dragons), 11 Gabe Lacey (Bristol Bears), 10 Sam Berry (Dragons); 9  Rhodri Lewis (Ospreys); 1 Morgan Williams (Dragons), 2  Isaac Young (Scarlets), 3  Kian Hire (Ospreys), 4  Jonny Green (Harlequins), 5 Kenzie Jenkins (Cardiff Rugby), 6 Lucas de la Rua (Cardiff Rugby), 7 Harry Beddall (Cardiff Rugby, Capt), 8 Morgan Morse (Ospreys).

Replacements: 16 Saul Hurley (Cardiff Rugby), 17 Ioan Emmanuel (Cardiff Rugby). 18 Connal Couch (Dragons), 19 Nick Thomas (Dragons), 20 Gethyn Cannon (Dragons), 21 Orson James (Cardiff Rugby), 22 Harri Wlide (Cardiff Rugby), 23 Cam Davies  (Dragons), 24 Ioan Duggan (Dragons), 25 Isaac Morgan (Ospreys), 26 Luca Giannini (Scarlets)