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Costelow included in Wales U18 squad to tour South Africa

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Leicester Tigers Academy fly-half Sam Costelow has been named in the Wales Rugby Union touring squad for the upcoming U18 International Series in South Africa.

Wales will play three fixtures on tour, beginning with a clash against South Africa Schools at Boland Landbou (August 10), England U18s at Bishops (August 14) and end their tour with a match against France U18s at SACS on Saturday, August 18.

Costelow is the third Tigers Academy player to be selected for the U18 International Series after team mates George Martin and James Whitcombe were named in the English touring party last week.

Wales U18s Squad

Forwards: Robert Brookson (c) (Coleg Gwent/Dragons), Ioan Davies (Coleg y Cymoedd/Cardiff Blues), Morgan French (Bromsgrove/Worcester), Archie Griffin (Marlborough College/Exiles), Cameron Lewis (Coleg Sir Gar/Ospreys), Jac Morgan (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Garyn Phillips (Coleg y Cymoedd/Cardiff Blues), Llew Phillips-Taylor (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Jac Price (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Ewan Rosser (Coleg Gwent/Dragons), Carwyn Tuipulotu (Sedbergh School/Exiles), Ben Warren (Coleg y Cymoedd/Cardiff Blues), Olly White (Llandovery College/RGC), Callum Williams (Maes y Gwendraeth/Scarlets), Teddy Williams (Ysgol Glantaf/Cardiff Blues), Luke Yendle (Newport High/Dragons).

Backs: Dan Babos (Dragons Academy/Dragons), Ellis Bevan (Bryanston/Exiles), Sam Costelow (Oakham School/Exiles), Harri Doel (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Osian Knott (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), Ioan Lloyd (Clifton College/Bristol/Exiles), Evan Lloyd (Coleg Gwent/Dragons), Aneurin Owen (Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw/Dragons), Louis Rees-Zammit (Hartpury College/Exiles), Morgan Richards (Newport High/Dragons), Joe Roberts (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets).

Costelow recently featured on LTTV's brand-new series, Tigers Next Generation, in the debut episode of the exclusive series introducing supporters to the future stars of the Leicester club.

Now in his second season with Tigers after playing a key role in the 2017/18 U18 Academy League grand final winning, unbeaten season, the Welsh-born back is currently a student at Oakham School where he works under the guidance of former Tigers captain and coach Ian ‘Dosser’ Smith.