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Cardiff Blues quartet set for South African tour

30th July 2018

Four Cardiff Blues players have been selected for Wales under-18's tour to South Africa next month.

Chris Horsman's 27-man squad will face South African schools, France and England at the Rainbow Nation, with matches streamed live on S4C.

Forwards Ioan Davies, Garyn Phillips, Ben Warren and Teddy Williams have all been included in the final 27-man squad.

The quartet will hope to follow in the footsteps of Tomos Williams, Seb Davies, Rhun Williams and Garyn Smith, who represented Wales under-18 in South Africa on previous tours, before becoming important members of the Cardiff Blues squad.

They will also be joined by transition coach, Richie Rees, who is included as part of Horsman's backroom staff alongside Geraint Lewis and James Chapron.

Forwards: Robert Brookson (c) (Coleg Gwent/Dragons), Ioan Davies (Coleg y Cymoedd/Cardiff Blues), Morgan French (Bromsgrove/Worcester), Archie Griffin (Marlborough College/Exiles), Cameron Lewis (Coleg Sir Gar/Ospreys), Jac Morgan (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Garyn Phillips (Coleg y Cymoedd/Cardiff Blues), Llew Phillips-Taylor (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Jac Price (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Ewan Rosser (Coleg Gwent/Dragons), Carwyn Tuipulotu (Sedbergh School/Exiles), Ben Warren (Coleg y Cymoedd/Cardiff Blues), Olly White (Llandovery College/RGC), Callum Williams (Maes y Gwendraeth/Scarlets), Teddy Williams (Ysgol Glantaf/Cardiff Blues), Luke Yendle (Newport High/Dragons).

Backs: Dan Babos (Dragons Academy/Dragons), Ellis Bevan (Bryanston/Exiles), Sam Costelow (Oakham School/Exiles), Harri Doel (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Osian Knott (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Ioan Lloyd (Clifton College/Bristol/Exiles), Evan Lloyd (Coleg Gwent/Dragons), Aneurin Owen (Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw/Dragons), Louis Rees-Zammit (Hartpury College/Exiles), Morgan Richards (Newport High/Dragons), Joe Roberts (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets).

Wales' U18 International Series fixtures (all times BST):

SA Schools v Wales, Friday 10th August, Boland Landbou, 15:00
Wales v England, Tuesday 14th August, Bishops, 13:15
France v Wales, Saturday 18th August, SACS, 11:15