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James To Lead Out Wales Under 21’s

James To Lead Out Wales Under 21’s

Neath prop Paul James will lead the WRU Presidents Under-21 side to play against the New Zealand Youth Under-21’s at the Cardiff RFC ground on Friday (7:00pm).

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‘This is just about the best available side we could put out,’ said Wales Under-21 coach Chris Davey.

‘We have some players injured and some not available. Depeneding on the performance, we will them make our election to play for Wales against England in an ‘A’ Under-21 match at Newbury on December 18 (kick off 2:30pm).

‘Though it is not a cap game against New Zealand and it is not their full Under-21 side, any side coming from New Zealand will be tough to beat. It shapes to be an excellent match to watch.’

The WRU Presidents Under-21 side: 15 Gareth Swales (Swansea); 14 Johnny Vaughton (Swansea), 13 David Bishop (Bridgend), 12 Scott Williams (Newport), 11 Matthew Nuthall (Pontypridd); 10 Nick Robinson (Cardiff), 9 Michael Phillips (Llanelli); 1 Paul James (Neath, captain),2 Kieran Crawford (Ebbw Vale), 3 Ashley Copic (Pontypridd), 4 Ben Griffiths (Llanelli), 5 Chris Stamatakis (Cardiff), 6 Mark Lewis (Pontypridd), 8 Jonathan Thomas (Swansea), 7 Richie Pugh (Swasea).
Replacements: Geraint Morris (Pontypridd), T Rhys Thomas (Newport), Rhys Thomas (Newport), James Goode (Cardiff), Ricky Richards (Neath), Nick Macleod (Cardiff), Jonathan Rimmer (Pontypridd).

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