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Blues aces named by Wales Under-18s

21st November 2013

Wales Under-18 will play Australian Schools twice over the next week - with head coach Allan Lewis looking forward to the challenge and naming nine young stars from Blues in his squad.

Kieron Assirratti, Liam Belcher, Seb Davies, Jordan Viggers, Owen Jones, Tom Williams, Jarrod Evans, Garyn Smith and Ellis-Wyn Benham have all won call-ups.

A Wales Under 18 A side play the tourists on Friday 22 November (3.30pm), while the two sides will meet in a full Under 18 international on Wednesday 27 (7.15pm), both games at the Gnoll, while the Ospreys Under 18 side has earned the chance to play them on December 1 at The Brewery Field.

Wales Under 18 have undertaken tours to  South Africa during the last two off seasons, with Lewis putting a lot of stall in the encounters against top quality opposition, and in the experience itself.

Wales cap Dafydd Howells and Wales squad member Hallam Amos were on the trip just 15 months ago, along with the likes of Ashley Evans, Steffan Hughes, Sion Bennett, Nicky Thomas, Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee and Ethan Lewis who starred for Wales Under 20 en route towards the final of the Junior World Championship this summer.

Wales Under 18 squad to play Australian Schools:

Forwards: Kieron Assirratti (Blues/ Coleg y Cymoedd/ Wattstown), Keagan Bale (Dragons/ Coleg Gwent / Caerleon), Alex Jeffries (Dragons / Coleg Gwent / Newport), Leon Brown  (Dragons/ Newport High), Harrison Walsh (Ospreys / Bishopgore/ Mumbles), Torin Myhill (Scarlets / Coleg Sir Gar/ Kidwelly), Ryan Elias (Scarlets/ Coleg Sir Gar/ Carmarthen Athletic) , Liam Belcher (Blues/ Porth County / Pontypridd), Adam Beard (Ospreys / Neath Port Talbot College/ Morriston), Rory Thornton (Ospreys / Swansea University / Bonymaen), Matthew Dodd (Ospreys / Olchfa / Dunvant), Seb Davies (Blues / Coleg y Cymoedd / Pentyrch), Joe Davies (Dragons / Newport High / Bedwas), Tom Phillips (Scarlets / Coleg Sir Gar / Llangennech), Jon Fox (Ospreys/ Gower College / Swansea), Jordan Viggers (Blues / St David's / St Peter's), Owen Jones (Blues / Coleg y Cymoedd / Merthyr), Oliver Griffiths (Dragons / Coleg Gwent / Cross Keys / Newport), Harry Keddie (Dragons / Coleg Gwent / Caerleon), Gareth Allan (Dragons / Bedwas / Bedwas)

Backs: Tom Williams (Blues / Treorchy Comp / Pontypridd), Dan Brooks (Ospreys / Cardiff University / Swansea), Luke Price (Ospreys/ Maesydderwen /  Abercrave), Thomas Williams (Gogledd/ Rydal Penrhos / Newtown), Jarrod Evans (Blues / Pontypridd High School / Pontypridd), Dan Jones (Scarlets / Coleg Sir Gar / Carmarthen Quins), Owen Watkin (Ospreys / Bridgend College / Bryncethin), Garyn Smith (Blues / Cardiff Met / Pontypridd), Tyler Morgan (Dragons / Caerleon / Newport), Morgan Williams (Gogledd/ Llandrillo / Caernarfon), Josh Adams (Scarlets / Coleg Sir Gar/ Carmarthen Athletic ), Rhys Gealley (Ospreys / YG Gwyr/Pontarddulais ), Ellis-Wyn Benham (Blues/ Coleg y Cymoedd/ St Joseph's), Will Hayward (Exiles/ Hartpury College), Lloyd Lewis (Dragons / Coleg Gwent), Jack Evans (Scarlets/Llandovery Coll/ Llandovery)

Ticket prices for both games are £3 for adults and £2 for Under 16s, they will be available on matchday, or in advance by calling the Gnoll Ticket Office tel 01639 636585