Outside half Jason Tovey has been withdrawn from the Wales Under 20 to play Italy in Biella on Friday night as a result of a calf strain suffered playing for Newport Gwent Dragons last weekend.
His place at No 10 for the Under 20 Six Nations Championship match in Italy (7.10pm UK time, BBC 2 Wales) will be taken by David Langdon (Dragons Academy / Ebbw Vale) with Matthew Jarvis (Ospreys Academy / Neath) called up for duty on the replacements bench.
WALES UNDER 20: James Leadbeater (Cross Keys); James Loxton (Blues Academy / Glamorgan Wanderers), Scott Williams (Scarlets Academy / Llanelli), Ashley Beck (vice-capt, Ospreys / Aberavon), Nick Reynolds (Llanelli); David Langdon (Dragons Academy / Ebbw Vale), Tavis Knoyle (Neath); Aaron Coundley (Dragons Academy / Ebbw Vale), Rhys Williams (Blues Academy / Pontypridd), Scott Andrews (capt, Blues Academy / Glamorgan Wanderers), James King (Ospreys academy / Aberavon), Ashley Sweet (Dragons Academy / Cross Keys), James Thomas (Dragons Academy / Ebbw Vale), Rhys Jenkins (Dragons Academy / Ebbw Vale), Rory Pitman (Ospreys Academy / Bridgend).
Replacements: Craig Attwell (Dragons Academy / Newbridge), Dan Watchurst (Dragons academy / Bedwas), Josh Navidi (Blues academy / Glamorgan Wanderers), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys Academy / Aberavon), Rhys Downes (Blues academy / Pontypridd), Matthew Jarvis (Ospreys Academy / Neath), Matthew Pewtner (Dragons academy / Cross Keys).
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.