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
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.