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Pyrs Jones retained in Wales Sevens squad for Toulouse leg

International | 17th May 2022

Iwan Pyrs Jones retains his place in the Wales Sevens squad for the upcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens series leg in Toulouse.

Richie Pugh’s side are tasked with a tough pool consisting of Kenya, Olympic champions Fiji and host France, with play kicking off on Friday afternoon.

Pyrs Jones made his debut in Singapore last month, and became a viral sensation with a thrilling individual score.

The academy wing is joined by former Cardiff players in Morgan Sieniawski and the returning Owen Jenkins, while Wales international Tyler Morgan is set for his sevens debut.


“We’ve been boosted with the inclusion of Afon Bagshaw from RGC who’s an experienced campaigner on the sevens circuit. He has been firing on all cylinders in the two weeks he's been in, and he's earned his selection and another boost is Tyler Morgan, coming in from Scarlets,” said head coach Pugh.

“It feels like we’re repeating ourselves, but every group is tough in every tournament on the world series. What’s exciting is that we face France in France for the first game, and we know what the passionate French crowd will be like down in Toulouse so we're looking forward to that. 

“And then we play Fiji, crazily at 10:30 at night in what will be a great challenge against a team we haven’t played this year.

“They’re firing in terms of getting to finals and they’ve picked up where they pretty much left off pre-covid so we’re looking forward to the challenge of facing them and then we face Kenya on day two. They are opposition we know we're capable of competing against so there are three big games and three good challenges, but our boys have prepped well and are ready to go.

“It is going to be difficult but the boys who have played in France before understand that they do like their late kick-offs, they do like a late crowd, but the atmosphere will be busy. It'll be loud and we’ve just got to make sure that we plan the week right with later training sessions and activating the bodies at 10 o'clock at night, making sure that we're not dozing off but what is favourable for us is that we haven't got much of a time difference to deal with, just a short trip across to France.”

Wales 7s squad for Toulouse

May 20-22
Luke Treharne (Wales 7s)
Tyler Morgan (Scarlets)
Morgan Sieniawski (Wales 7s)
Afon Bagshaw (RGC)
Tom Brown (Wales 7s)
Callum Williams (Scarlets)
Owen Jenkins (Dragons)
Tom Williams (Wales 7s)
Morgan Williams (Wales 7s)
Iwan Pyrs Jones (Cardiff)
Lloyd Lewis (Wales 7s)
Ewan Rosser (Dragons)
Cole Swannack (Pontypridd)

Toulouse Sevens – Pool B
Friday May 20

France v Wales KO 1412 (UK time)
Fiji v Wales KO 2133 (UK time)

Saturday May 21
Kenya v Wales KO 1312 (UK time)