Four Scarlets have been included in a 38-strong development squad to tackle Scotland at the DAM Health Stadium in Murrayfield as preparations for the U18s Six Nations Festival to be staged in Dublin next month gathers momentum.
Head coach Richie Pugh will select two squads – the Druids and Celts – for two games on Sunday which kick off at midday and 1.45pm in the shadows of Murrayfield Stadium.
Scarlets U18s captain and hooker Harry Thomas is joined by second row Will Evans, back-rower Keanu Evans and fly-half Steff Jac Jones (pictured) in the squad.
“It’s kick-starting our preparation for the Under 18s competition campaign after what has been a successful national Schools and College block into intense Regional U18s competition,” said Pugh, who is in his first year as U18s head coach.
“The best players have been highlighted and it’s great to be able to pull them together and see them up against international opposition in Scotland.”
Wales U18s Development squad vs Scotland U18s, Sunday 5 March
Forwards: Ioan Emanuel (Bath/Millfield), Dylan James (Ospreys/ Bridgend College), Max Bignall (Cardiff Rugby/Whitchurch), Ethan Say (RGC/Llandrillo), Owain James (Cardiff Rugby/CAVC), Sam Scott (Wasps/City of Oxford College), Saul Hurley (Cardiff Rugby/CAVC), Evan Wood (Cardiff Rugby/Cymoedd), Harry Thomas (Scarlets/Coleg Sir Gar), Will Evans (Scarlets/Llandovery), Luke Evans (Cardiff Rugby/Y Pant), Gethin Howell (Cardiff Rugby/CAVC), Nick Thomas (Dragons/Hartpury), Kenzie Jenkins (Bristol/Cymoedd), Guy Thomas (Dragons/Monmouth), Jaden Wilkins (Cardiff Rugby/CAVC), Ryan Jones (Dragons/West Monmouth), Keanu Evans (Scarlets/Strade), Kane James (Sedbergh/Newcastle), Harry Beddall (Cardiff Rugby/Hartpury), Evan Minto (Dragons/Hartpury)
Backs: Charlie Rainbird (Gloucester/Hartpury), Max Fergusson (Exiles/Exeter), Owain Paskell (Cardiff Rugby/Whitchurch), Harri Wilde (Cardiff Rugby/Cymoedd), Jack Woods (Dragons/Monmouth), Steff Jac Jones (Scarlets/Hartpury), Osian Roberts (Sale/Kirkham), Steffan Emanuel (Cardiff Rugby/Millfeild), Tom Hughes (Cardiff Rugby/CAVC), Elijah Evans (Cardiff Rugby/CAVC), Oli Woodman (Dragons/Monmouth), Harry Rees-Weldon (Dragons/Coleg Gwent), Ioan Duggan (Dragons/Cwm Rhymney), Aidan Boshoff (Bristol/Clifton), Dray Jack-Griffin (Dragons/Newport High), Ben Evans (Ospreys/Brynteg), Tom Bowen (Cardiff Rugby/Clifton).