A Wales Under 19 Development side will face their English counterparts at Rodney Parade tomorrow evening (KO 7.15pm).
The Development side was established to provide a shop window for selection for those individuals that have played Under 18 regional age grade but unfortunately fall outside of the U18 January 1st international birth date criteria.
Kevin George will act as head coach with additional support from staff of the performance department.
"The Wales U19 development side provides a watching brief for U20 selection," explained WRU head of rugby Joe Lydon.
"It was recognised that another vehicle was needed to assess these players who may have only had a short window to represent Wales at U18 level and it was decided that the U20 selectors needed to see these players play at a higher level giving a view of the depth that is out there.
"Those that are U18 capped can show themselves as potential U20 players of the future. Our counterparts also see this side as a valuable platform, unearthing additional players for U20 for this year and next, that may have ordinarily slipped through the net."
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.