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Eight Blues named by Wales Under-20s

19th January 2016

Wales Under 20 head coach Jason Strange has named a strong 31 man squad for the forthcoming Six Nations tournament - and includes eight players from Cardiff Blues.

Corey Domachowski, Kieron Assiratti, Dillon Lewis, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Morgan Sieniawski, Jarrod Evans, Harri Millard and Elis-Wyn Benham all win call-ups.

Twelve players in the squad gained Wales Under-20 caps last season, while five players have featured for their professional regions in the Guinness Pro 12 and in Europe this season.
Wales travel to Dublin to play Ireland at Donnybrook on Friday 5 February (19.35), before welcoming Scotland to Eirias on Friday 12 February (6.30pm) and then France on Saturday 27 February (19.45).
Strange, whose assistant coaches include Richard Hodges, added, We know playing Ireland away in Round 1 will be a tough challenge, but as a result of teams changing so much from one season to the next at this age, we will be focussing on our own game and ensuring we are well prepared.
“We will look to expose as many players as possible to this level of rugby during the Six Nations tournament, with one eye firmly fixed on the World Rugby U20 Championship in England in June. There are a number of players ruled out through injury at the moment who could bolster the squad for that tournament.” 
Wales Under 20 Six Nations squad:
Forwards:Tom Phillips (captain, Scarlets), Rhys Fawcett (Scarlets), Corey Domachowski (Blues), Leon Brown (Dragons), Kieron Assiratti (Blues), Dillon Lewis (Blues), Dafydd Hughes (Scarlets), Ifan Phillips (Scarlets), Tim Grey (RGC 1404), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Bryce Morgan (Dragons), Shane Lewis-Hughes (Blues), Shaun Evans (Scarlets), Harrison Keddie (Dragons), Morgan Sieniawski (Blues)
Backs:  Declan Smith (Scarlets), Cameron Davies (RGC 1404), Daniel Jones (Scarlets), Billy McBryde (Scarlets), Jarrod Evans (Blues), Owen Watkin (Ospreys), Kieran Williams (Ospreys), Joe Thomas (Ospreys), Barney Nightingale (Dragons), Harri Millard (Blues), Elis-Wyn Benham (Blues), Tom Williams (Ospreys), George Gasson (Dragons), Keelan Giles (Ospreys), Rhun Williams (RGC 1404), Joe Gage (Ospreys)