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New South Wales under 18 side launched and will take on North Wales in September

1st August 2017, 15:47

New South Wales under 18 side launched and will take on North Wales in September

South Wales under 18 squad released for mini season

South Wales Ironmen have relaunched an under 18 side following their merger with West Wales Raiders.

The Ironmen did field an under 17 side earlier this season and they played three matches before the players went back to their community clubs.

Now the new board have been working hard to create a programme to fill the gap between under 17s and open age and to prepare them for selection process for the Wales under 18 side.

The new side will have four fixtures, with two of them being curtain raisers to Ironmen first team games.

Sunday 19th August v North West Lionhearts in Wigan.
Friday 25th August v London Skolars (a) before the Skolars v Ironmen Friday night lights fixture.
Wednesday 30th August v Midlands Hurricanes Academy in Coventry.
Saturday 9th September v North Wales Crusaders in Llanelli before the Big Welsh Derby in League 1.

The final fixture will be the ultimate Wales trial game with the best being in contention for selection for the Wales v England match on Saturday 16th September.

Full Backs (2)
James Smith (West Wales Raiders)
Karlin Claridge (Cardiff Blue Dragons)

Wingers (2)
Sean Collins (West Wales Raiders)
Brett Thomas (Torfaen Tigers)

Centres (4)
James Bartlett (West Wales Raiders)
Ieuan Smith (West Wales Raiders)
Paris Thomas (West Wales Raiders)
Nye Walker (Rhondda Outlaws)

Pivots (3)
Cobi Green (Valley Cougars)
Fraser Stroud (Torfaen Tigers)
Taylor Phillips (West Wales Raiders)

Hookers (2)
Ben Hunter (West Wales Raiders)
Macauley Harris (Valley Cougars)

Props (6)
Jordan Ball (West Wales Raiders)
Dewi Billingham
Taine Hendy (Cardiff Blue Dragons)
Cael Chaimberlain (West Wales Raiders)
Ellis Brown (Torfaen Tigers)
Jac Morris (Cardiff Blue Dragons)

Second Rows (5)
Ellis Simon (West Wales Raiders)
Owain Harvey (Cardiff Blue Dragons)
Garin Standing (West Wales Raiders)
Archie Snook (West Wales Raiders)
Derryn Hewings (Cardiff Dragons)

Loose Forwards (1)
Rowland Kaye (West Wales Raiders)

**PLEASE NOTE - This is NOT the only pathway for Wales Under 18s selection, the programmes will be ran independantly with a seperate trial and training camps in the run up to the England game for Wales Under 18s