Scarlets duo named in Wales U18s squad for Poland sevens event

Rob LloydNews

Scarlets duo Ffion Davies and Rhiannon Griffin will be part of the Wales Women’s U18s squad competing in the Rugby Europe Trophy Event this weekend in Poland. 

Wales return to the Rugby Europe tournaments for the first time since 2019 and will compete in the Trophy competition looking for promotion to the Championship event next season.

Wales will face Portugal, Sweden and Lithuania on Saturday, followed by Hungary, Romania and Turkey on Sunday.

Wales Women’s U18s Sevens head coach, Jonathan Hooper said: “The 12 selected players have been training very well and deserve to be in the squad. The effort and commitment shown from all the other players that made up the highly competitive training squad have ensured that this group are ready to compete. We’re really excited to see these players perform in Poland.”

Senior Wales stars like Bethan Lewis, Lleucu George and GB Sevens starlet Kayleigh Powell have all plied their trade at this level. Powell will be Hooper’s assistant coach at this tournament.

The squad selected for this tournament were selected after impressing in the U18s Regional Programme, Rosslyn Park National School 7s, Urdd WRU 7s and the Gwent 7s.

Wales Sevens U18s squad

Branwen Metcalfe – RGC / Nant Conwy
Catrin Stewart  (C) – RGC / Monstars Llangefni
Chiara Pearce – Dragons / Nelson Belles
Ffion Davies – Scarlets / Valley Vixens
Hanna Marshall – Ospreys / West Swansea Hawks
Hanna Tudor – RGC / Ravens
Hannah Lane – RGC / Sale Sharks
Katie Bevans – Dragons
Nia Fajeyisan – Cardiff Rugby
Poppy Ellis –  RGC / Chester
Rhiannon Griffin – Scarlets
Seren Lockwood – Cardiff Rugby / Cardiff Quins

Fixtures (UK Time) – Saturday, July 22nd

Wales v Portugal 11:00
Wales v Sweden 14:22
Wales v Lithuania 17:50

Sunday, July 23rd

Wales v Hungary 8:22
Wales v Romania 12:44
Wales v Turkey 14:52

All games will be broadcast live on Rugby Europe TV