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Winnett named at full back for Wales U20 opener

International | 2nd February 2023

Cameron Winnett will line-up at full back as Wales U20 open their Six Nations Championship campaign at home against Ireland on Friday.

The Cardiff academy star, who has made four first team appearances for the Blue and Blacks, dons the 15 jersey and is one of the more experienced players in the squad, having featured at this level last season.

He is joined in the matchday 23 by two fellow Cardiff players in Harrison James and Mackenzie Martin. The former Cardiff and Vale College duo are named on the bench.

Byron Hayward’s side, who are captained by Dragons’ Ryan Woodman, also include former Cardiff pathway duo Louie Hennessey and Ellis Fackrell.

Wales Under-20s to face Ireland: Cameron Winnett (Cardiff Rugby); Llien Morgan (Ospreys), Louie Hennessey (Bath Rugby), Harri Ackerman (Dragons)y, Harri Houston (Ospreys); Dan Edwards (Ospreys), Archie Hughes (Scarlets); Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths (Dragons), Sam Scarfe (Dragons), Tomas Pritchard (Scarlets), Liam Edwards (Ospreys), Jonny Green (Harlequins), Ryan Woodman (Dragons, capt), Luca Giannini (Scarlets), Huw Davies (Sale).

Replacements: Isaac Young (Scarlets), Freddie Chapman (Ospreys), Ellis Fackrell (Ospreys), Owain Evans (RGC), Mackenzie Martin (Cardiff), Harri Williams (Scarlets), Harrison James (Cardiff), Tom Florence (Ospreys).