Cardiff scrum half Ryan Powell has won a place in the Wales A squad to face Italy at St Helen's, Swansea, on Friday 1 March (kick-off 7.05pm).Powell was a try scorer for Cardiff in their Principality Cup win at Aberavon on Saturday .Pontypridd lock Robert Sidoli is also included, while Bath flanker Gavin Thomas switches with Brett Sinkinson in the senior squad.
WALES A SQUAD
Backs: Adrian Durston (Bridgend), Gareth Wyatt (Pontypridd), Gareth Thomas (Bridgend), Matthew Watkins (Newport), Leigh Davies (Llanelli), Shane Williams (Neath), Craig Warlow (Bridgend), Lee Jarvis (Neath), Ryan Powell (Cardiff), Andrew Moore (Neath)
Forwards: Duncan Jones (Neath), Martyn Madden (Llanelli), Mefin Davies (Pontypridd), Gareth Williams (Bridgend), Andrew Millward (Neath), Robert Sidoli (Pontypridd), Gareth Llewellyn (Neath), Deiniol Jones (Bridgend), Neil Edwards (Ebbw Vale), Colin Charvis (Swansea), Dafydd Jones (Llanelli), Gavin Thomas (Bath), Michael Owen (Pontypridd), Will Thomas (Ebbw Vale)
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.