Leicester Tigers academy product Tommy Reffell has been named in the Wales squad for this season’s U20 Six Nations.
Reffell is named in a 36-man squad for the championship, which begins for Wales with a home game against Scotland U20s in Colwyn Bay on Friday, February 2 (8.15pm).
Wales U20s then travel to Kingston Park to take on England (February 9), are away to Ireland at Donnybrook (February 23) before home games at Colwyn Bay against Italy (March 9) and France (March 16).
Reffell made his Tigers first-team debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Bath Rugby at The Rec earlier this season, and the 18-year-old has been a regular for the Development XV in the Premiership Rugby ‘A’ League.
He is the sixth Tigers player to be called up for this season’s U20s Six Nations, with forwards Joe Heyes and Sam Lewis, and backs Tom Hardwick, Jordan Olowofela and Ben White in the England squad.
Wales U20 head coach Jason Strange said: “What’s good about this squad is that there are quite a lot of competitive areas. We’ve got fierce competition in the half-backs, while the back row is also a position of strength.”
Wales U20 Six Nations squad:
Forwards: Taine Basham (Dragons), James Botham (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues), Dan Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Davies (Bath), Lennon Greggains (Dragons), Will Griffiths (Dragons), Iestyn Harris (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Henry (Ospreys), Morgan Jones (Scarlets), Will Jones (Ospreys), Dewi Lake (Ospreys), Alun Lawrence (Cardiff Blues), Kemsley Mathias (Scarlets), Morgan Morris (Ospreys), Jack Pope (Bridgend), Tommy Reffell (Leicester Tigers), Josh Reynolds (Dragons), Sam Wainwright (RGC), Max Williams (Dragons).
Backs: Dan Babos (Dragons), Corey Baldwin (Scarlets), Callum Carson (Ospreys), Ryan Conbeer (Scarlets), Rio Dyer (Dragons), Cai Evans (Ospreys), Joe Goodchild (Dragons), Aaron Hemmings (Scarlets), Ben Jones (Cardiff Blues), Tomi Lewis (Scarlets), Harri Morgan (Ospreys), Reuben Morgan-Williams (Ospreys), Ioan Nicholas (Scarlets), Carwyn Penny (Gloucester), Tommy Rogers (Scarlets), Ben Thomas (Cardiff Blues).