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Fab four to start for Wales Under-20s

24th February 2016

Wales Under 20 head coach Jason Strange has made three changes to the starting line-up to face France in Colwyn Bay on Saturday evening - and retains Dillon Lewis, Harri Millard, Shane Lewis-Hughes and Corey Domachowski in his team while Morgan Sieniawski in on the bench.

Wales and France both have two wins in the bag from their first two outings in the U20 Six Nations, with France currently on top of the table thanks to a better points difference.

Wing George Gasson will make his Wales U20 debut, while Billy McBryde gets his first start after coming on in  the closing moments against Scotland and slotting the winning penalty a fortnight ago.

Second row Adam Beard returns after missing the Scotland game due to regional call-up, while Jarrod Evans, Owen Watkin and Dan Jones are still unavailable due to regional commitments.

Strange said, “The boys have taken a lot of confidence from the performances and results of the first two matches. Their hard work as a team paid off in coming back from behind to win both games.

“We are very much looking forward to this crunch match with both teams undefeated to date in the tournament. We are starting to play well as a team, and it’s fantastic to see the individual progress of many of the players as a result of being exposed to this level of rugby.

“We always have a fantastic welcome in Colwyn Bay and I’m sure the crowd will get behind the team again on Saturday night.”

Wales Under 20 v France (Saturday 27 February, 7.45pm, Parc Eirias):
Rhun Williams (RGC); George Gasson (Dragons), Joe Thomas (Ospreys), Harri Millard (Cardiff Blues), Keelan Giles (Ospreys); Billy McBryde (Scarlets), Reuben Morgan-Williams (Ospreys); Corey Domachowski (Cardiff Blues), Dafydd Hughes (Scarlets), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Shane Lewis-Hughes (Cardiff Blues), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Tom Phillips (captain, Scarlets), Shaun Evans (Scarlets), Harrison Keddie (Newport Gwent Dragons)

Replacements: Ifan Phillips (Scarlets), Rhys Fawcett (Scarlets), Leon Brown (Newport Gwent Dragons), Bryce Morgan (Newport Gwent  Dragons), Morgan Sieniawski (Cardiff Blues), Declan Smith (Scarlets), Kieran Williams (Ospreys), Joe Gage (Ospreys)