James named in Wales U18s squad

Friday 17 March 2023 Written by: Adam

The fixture against Scotland U18s will be played out at Swansea RFC’s St Helen’s ground, kicking off at 1pm.

Head coach Richie Pugh has named a 23-strong squad which includes five players who were capped last year.

Speaking on the announcement, Pugh said: “This is the first international on home soil for a while, it’s the first time a lot of these boys will have played in a capped game and the first time they are representing their country,” said Pugh, before adding the players will be “getting the opportunity to wear the red jersey as part of their journey.”


15 Tom Bowen (Cardiff Rugby, Clifton College)
14 Harry Rees-Weldon (Dragons, Coleg Gwent)
13 Osian Roberts (Sale Sharks, Kirkham Grammar School)
12 Steffan Emanuel (Cardiff Rugby, Millfield School)
11 Oli Woodman (Dragons RFC, Monmouth School for Boys)
10 Harri Wilde (Cardiff Rugby, Ysgol Glantaf)
9 Max Fergusson (Exeter Chiefs, Exeter College)
1 Dylan James (Ospreys, Bridgend College)
2 Harry Thomas (Scarlets, Coleg Sir Gar)
3 Sam Scott (Midlands Central (Wasps), City of Oxford College)
4 Luke Evans (Cardiff Rugby, Y Pant Comprehensive)
5 Nick Thomas (Dragons RFC, Hartpury College)
6 Kenzie Jenkins (Bristol Bears, Coleg y Cymoedd)
7 Harry Beddall (Captain – Cardiff Rugby, Hartpury College)
**8 Kane James (Newcastle Falcons, Sedburgh School)**


16 Evan Wood (Cardiff Rugby, Coleg y Cymoedd)
17 Max Bignell (Cardiff Rugby, Whitchurch High School)
18 Owain James (Cardiff Rugby, Cardiff & Vale College)
19 Kyle Harris (Ospreys, Coleg y Cymoedd)
20 Keanu Evans (Scarlets, Ysgol y Strade)
21 Owain Paskell (Cardiff Rugby, Whitchurch High School)
22 Jack Woods (Dragons RFC, Monmouth School for Boys)
23 Ioan Duggan (Dragons RFC, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni)

**Wales U18s men vs Scotland U18s – KO 1pm at Swansea RFC (St. Helen’s ground)**

Tickets will be available on the gate (public gates open from midday).

£5 for adults, children under 16 free. Ticket on the day only. Tickets on the gate are cash only, if spectators need to pay by card they need to go to the main reception area on Bryn Road.