Now coach Simon King is looking to his players to muster all their skill and experience to mount the strongest possible challenge in the tournament. After the French they meet England at Hughenden on Wednesday April 11th (kick-off 5.00pm) and then Scotland at the same venue on Saturday April 14th (kick-off 3.00pm).
"The players have worked very hard as a group and we will be taking a fully fit, and well prepared, squad to Scotland. All 26 players will get a starting place in one of the three games and the competition will be a huge showcase for them," said King.
"We've told them all that this could be the start of some long international careers and it really is up to them to fulfil their obvious potential in Glasgow. They have competed exceptionally well in all our warm-up games for this tournament, but now it is for real.
"We know the French are going to be very physical up front and England will have the strongest depth of all the squads but we are ready to show what we are made of and I'm looking forward to these players giving a good account of themselves."
WALES U18 SQUAD
James Loxton (Llandaff/Blues)
Jason Tovey (Newport/Dragons)
Ryan Bayliss (Pelenna/Ospreys)
Tomos Rees (Llandybie/Scarlets)
Adam Hughes (Croesyceiliog/Dragons)
Jason Harries (Carmarthen Quins/Scarlets)
Ashley Beck (Neath/Ospreys)
Dan Biggar (Gowerton/Ospreys)
Joe Deacon (Rumney/Blues)
Rhys Downes (Rhydyfelin/Blues)
Lloyd Williams (Llandaff/Blues)
Scott Andrews (Llantrisant/Blues)
Tom Price (Builth Wells/Blues)
Aaron Coundley (Blackwood/Dragons)
Stewart Maguire (Chepstow/Dragons)
Ricky Guest (Llanelli/Scarlets)
Rhys Williams (Blues)
Dan Partridge (Llantwit Major/Blues)
Ashley Sweet (Pontypool United/Dragons)
Lee Bray (Blackwood/Dragons)
Kristian Dacey (Merthyr/Blues)
Jake Thomas (Ynysybwl/Blues)
Jack Shaw (Bridgend Athletic/Ospreys)
Justin Tipuric (Trebanos/Ospreys)
Rory Pitman (Ospreys)
Lewis Mills (Rumney/Blues)