11th April 2019, 11:40
Wales Students to take on West of England on Sunday
Wales Students will be playing a Four Nations warm-up game this Sunday at Monmouth RFC when they take on West of England Lionhearts (kick-off 2.30pm).
This match will give their players valuable game-time before they take on England, Ireland and host Scotland this summer.
Wales will be missing five senior players for the clash, Daf Hellard, Mathew Jones, Aled Davies, Daf Jones and Lloyd Selby-Smith, due to injuries and unavailability, but head coach Paul Emanuelli believes this will give some of the younger squad members a chance to shine.
He said: “I’m really pleased we’ve managed to get this fixture over the line. It’s been in the pipeline months but only confirmed last week and in fairness to Chris Chatten from South West England, he’s pushed for it and got things sorted his end.
“We’d planned a training day but now we are going to split the day into a morning session followed by a hit out against the West of England.
“As coaching staff, we are real keen to see what the lads can do in as many live situations as possible so we’ve now got the best of both worlds on Sunday.
“Thanks Monmouth RFC who are hosting us again, they’ve got fantastic facilities and always look after us really well.”
Admission to the match is free of charge.
WALES STUDENTS (from): Huw Parks (Cardiff University), Rowland Kaye (Cardiff Metropolitan University), James Bartlett (Cardiff and Vale College), James Wickham (Coventry University), Charlie Bodman, Jacob Lee, Matthew Morgan, Ieuan Roberts (all Coleg y Cymoedd), Rhys Gant (Educ8 Training, Ystrad Mynach), Dewi Billingham, Rhys Davies, Cobi Green, Macauley Harris, Ellis Simon, Fraser Stroud (all Leeds Beckett University), Connah Harding, Henri Roberts (both Coleg Llandrillo), Joel Hopkins (Oxford Brookes University), William Lynch (Rydal Penrhos School), Sam Baker (Swansea University), Max Hendy (University of Worcester).