Wales Under 18 head coach Simon King has named his squad for the forthcoming Under 18 Six Nations season.
The squad travel to the Paris area this weekend for a Test against France in Soissons.
They then host Italy at Aberavon on Sunday 22 March before travelling to Parma for this season's Under 18 Six Nations festival (April 10 - 18) where they will face Ireland (April 12), Scotland (April 15) and England (April 18).
King said, "This is the very first rung of the international ladder and these players are well aware of that. Having said that, we have prepared well for this season and we are looking forward to a tough opening game against France on Saturday.
"We have a good record against them in recent times so they will no doubt be out to stop that winning run of three matches.
"Lloyd Peers will captain the side from second row, while Aberavon centre Ben John is vice-captain. There are a lot of leaders in this side and we are looking forward to seeing how they develop.
"The challenge is not only to be successful as a team, but to develop these players for the future of our game."
Dan Evans Blues Whitchurch High Glamorgan Wanderers
Lewis Smout Blues Coleg Powys Brecon
Rowan Jenkins Scarlets Coleg Sir Gar Felinfoel
Rhodri Jones Dragons Llandovery College NA
Gareth Harvey Ospreys Pencoed College Kenfig Hill
Ieuan Davies Blues NA Treorchy
Tom Crandon Dragons Cross Keys College Cross Keys
Macaulay Cook Blues Bridgend College Treorchy
Lloyd Peers Ospreys Pencoed College Bridgend Athletic
Edward Siggery Scarlets QEHS Carmarthen Quins
David Barry Blues Neath College Abercwmboi
Thomas Young Blues Rhydywaun Aberdare
Grant Rogers Dragons Ystrad Mynach Coll Bargoed
Gareth Evans Dragons Hartbury College Bath
Dan Baker Ospreys Neath College Ystradgynlais
Tom Prydie Ospreys Porthcawl Comp Porthcawl
Nicky Williams Dragons Filton College Blackwood
Eli Walker Ospreys Swansea College Gorseinon
Ben John Ospreys Swansea College Loughor
Dale Ford Scarlets Ysgol Y Strade Burry Port
Jack Gadd Exiles Filton College Bristol
Jack Roberts Scarlets Llandovery College Pwllheli
Luke Williams Scarlets Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig Aberystwyth
Matthew Morgan Ospreys Bridgend College Bridgend Athletic
Chris Banfield Ospreys Swansea College Loughur
Aled Davies Scarlets Coleg Sir Gar Whitland
Adam Jones Dragons Filton College Blackwood
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WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.