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Blues wing called up for World Championships

26th May 2015

Wing Ellis Wyn Benham has been called into the Wales squad for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship being staged in Italy next month (June 2-20).

The rising star replaces utility back James Whittingham, who is ruled out with concussion, and joins seven regional team-mates in props Dillon Lewis and Joe Jones, hooker Liam Belcher, lock Seb Davies, scrum half Tomos Williams, fly half Jarrod Evans and centre Garyn Smith in a 28-man squad.

Wales Under-20 leave for Italy on Thursday in time for their opening Pool A game against France on Tuesday (Calvisano, 16.30).

They then face double champions England on Saturday 6 June, also at Calvisano (20.30) with their final Pool game against Japan on Wednesday 10 June in Viadana (18.30).

Wales Under 20 squad:

Forwards: Luke Garrett (Dragons/ Cross Keys), Keagan Bale (Dragons/ Cross Keys), Dillon Lewis (Blues/ Pontypridd), Joe Jones (Blues/ Cardiff), Leon Brown (Dragons/ Cross Keys), Ryan Elias (Scarlets/ Carmarthen), Liam Belcher (Blues/ Pontypridd), Torin Myhill (Scarlets/ Llanelli), Rory Thornton (Ospreys/ Bridgend), Adam Beard (Ospreys/ Aberavon), Seb Davies (Blues/ Pontypridd), Lee Taylor (Carmarthen), Tom Phillips (Scarlets/ Llanelli), Ollie Griffiths (Dragons/ Newport), Harrison Keddie (Dragons/ Ebbw Vale), Jon Fox (Ospreys/ Swansea)

Tomos Williams (Blues/ Pontypridd), Kieran Hardy (Scarlets/ Carmarthen), Jarrod Evans (Blues/ Pontypridd), Daniel Jones (Scarlets/ Carmarthen), Garyn Smith (Blues/ Pontypridd), Lloyd Lewis (Dragons/ Newport), Tyler Morgan (Dragons/ Newport), Owen Watkin (Ospreys/ Bridgend), Joshua Adams (Scarlets/ Llanelli), Joe Thomas (Ospreys/ Swansea), Ellis Wyn Benham (Blues/ Cardiff), Dafydd Howells (Ospreys/ Neath)

Wales' World Rugby U20 Championship Pool games:
Tuesday 2 June Wales v France, Calvisano
Saturday 6 June Wales v England, Calvisano
Wednesday 10 June Wales v Japan, Viadana