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Blues boys help Wales U20s to win

31st January 2014

Wales' Under-20s - who fielded six players from Cardiff Blues - got off to a flying start in their Six Nations campaign as they brushed aside their Italian counterparts 26-9.

With 10 debutants in the side, the Wales team entertained the North Wales crowd, dominating territory and possession throughout the match.

The home side managed to cross the whitewash on three occasions including a try from full international winger Dafydd Howells.

The match-day squad included six young players from the Cardiff Blues. Scrum-half Tom Williams and prop Callum Lewis proved vital in the win.

The team will face Ireland at Dubarry Park, Athlone, next Friday (19.35 KO)

Wales Under-20: Afon Bagshaw (RGC); Dafydd Howells (Ospreys), Harri Evans (RGC), Steffan Hughes (capt, Scarlets), Joshua Adams (Scarlets); Ethan Davies (Dragons), Tom Williams (Blues); Callum Lewis (Blues), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Nicky Thomas (Ospreys ), Ben Roach (Blues), James Sheekey (Blues), Will Boyde (Carmarthen), Scott Matthews (Dragons), James Benjamin (Dragons).

Replacements: Scott Otten (Ospreys), Leon Crump (Blues), Benjamin Leung (Scarlets), Scott Andrews (Dragons), Connor Lloyd (Scarlets), Luke Price (Ospreys), Garyn Smith (Blues).