Wales take on Australia and favourites New Zealand meet South Africa in today's semi-finals of the IRB U21 World Cup in Johannesburg.
Having just pipped England for a place in the last four, Chris Davey's squad are the underdogs with coach Davey stating: "Playing against teams of this standard makes this tournament so good."
Wales have registered wins over Italy and Argentina and have three suspended players now available for selection.
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.