Rees calls up 11 Cardiff Blues for first Wales U18 squad

10 Feb

Wales Under 18 coach Gruff Rees has named 11 Cardiff Blues academy players in his 30-man squad for the forthcoming international season.

Rees, who spoke about the development process in an interview with The XV last month, selected the players from a preliminary group of 52 players.

Among the final 30 is Glantaf and Cardiff Blues Under 18s outside-half Rhys Patchell, who was also featured by The XV during Glantaf’s cup win at Radyr.

Patchell is one of 11 of the Blues included by Rees, which follows the Blues’ WRU Under 18 Regional title triumph.

Wales Under 18 Squad:

Backs: Rhodri Williams (Scarlets/ Llandovery / Amman Valley Comp), Alex Schwartz (North / Mold / Mold Alun Comp), Josh Davies (Dragons / Llandovery Coll), Sam Davies (Ospreys / Gorseinon / Gowerton Comp), Rhys Patchell (Blues/ CRICC / Glantaf), Thomas Pascoe (Blues / Mountain Ash / Coleg Morgannwg), Ryan Evans (Blues / Tonyrefail / Tonyrefail Comp), Jordan Williams (Scarlets / Llanelli / Coleg Sir Gar), Ben Roberts (Ospreys / Gorseinon / Gower Coll), Ryan John Evans (Ospreys / Bryncoch / Ystalyfera), Jake Randall (Scarlets / Ammanford / Amman Valley), Owen Jenkins (Blues / Ynysybwl / Pontypridd High), Stephen Reynolds (Hartpury Coll), Cory Allen (Blues / Glam Wands / Y Fro), Dion Jones (WRU NW Academy / Nantconwy / Rydal Penrhos)

Forwards: Thomas Davies (Blues / Ystrad Rhondda/ Ferndale Community School), Daniel Suter (Ospreys / Tonmawr / Neath Port Talbot Coll), Nicky Smith (Ospreys / Gower College), Bradley Thyer (Blues / Ystrad Rhondda / Ferndale), Evan Yardley (Ospreys / Bridgend Athletic / Brynteg), Elliot Dee (Dragons / Penallta / Newbridge Comp), Jack Dando (Blues / Penygraig / Coleg Morgannwg), Rhodri Hughes (Ospreys / Hendy / Gwyr), Jack Jones (Ospreys / Llandovery Coll), Llewelyn Jones (Scarlets/ Haverfordwest / Thomas Picton Comp), Daniel Thomas (Scarlets / Kidwelly / Bro Myrddin), Jordan Sienawski (Blues / Llantwit Fardre / Bridgend Coll), Ellis Jenkins (Blues / Llantwit Fardre / Bryncelynog), Ieuan Jones (Dragons / Bargoed Youth), Lewis Young (Blues/ Coleg Morgannwg)

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