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Costelow named on Wales Under-18s bench

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Tigers Academy fly-half Sam Costelow has been included among the replacements for Wales' second fixture in this season's U18s Six Nations Festival against Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park.

After an opening round loss to France, the Welsh side host their Irish counterparts at the historic stadium before welcoming Italy on Sunday afternoon in the third and final fixture of this season's competition at the same venue.

Wales have made 13 changes to the side that took on France on the Easter weekend, with coach Chris Horsman opting to give vital experience to all squad members throughout the age-grade tournament.

Wales U18 team to face Ireland: 15 Ioan Lloyd (Clifton College/Exiles), 14 Harri Doel (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets Academy/Scarlets), 13 Joe Roberts (Coleg Sir Gar/Burry Port/Scarlets), 12 Osian Knott (Coleg Sir Gar/Carmarthen Quins/Scarlets), 11 Louis Rees-Zammit (Hartpury College/Gloucester Academy/Exiles), 10 Josh Thomas (Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr/Pontarddulais/Ospreys), 9 Ellis Bevan (Bryanston/Ampthill/Exiles), 1 Callum Williams (Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth/Tumble/Scarlets), 2 Cameron Lewis (Coleg Sir Gar/Swansea Uplands/Ospreys), 3 Archie Griffin (Marlborough College/Exiles), 4 Jac Price (Coleg Sir Gar/Carmarthen Quins/Scarlets), 5 Teddy Williams (Ysgol Gantaf/Cardiff Harlequins/Cardiff Blues), 6 Olly White (Llandovery College/Llandovery/RGC), 7 Jac Morgan (c) (Coleg Sir Gar/Carmarthen Athletic/Scarlets), 8 Ioan Rhys Davies (Coleg y Cymoedd/Merthyr/Cardiff Blues)

Replacements: 16 Llew Phillips-Taylor (Coleg Sir Gar/Scarlets), 17 William Sanderson (Coleg Llandrillo/Wrexham/RGC), 18 Luke Yendle (Newport High/Senghenydd/Dragons), 19 Ben Carter (Newport High/Caldicot/Dragons), 20 Carwyn Tuipulotu (Sedbergh School/Exiles), 21 Robert Brookson (Coleg Gwent/Pontypool United/Dragons), 22 Frankie Jones (Neath-Port Talbot College/Cwmafan/Ospreys), 23 Dafydd Buckland (Newport High/Rhymney/Dragons), 24 Sam Costelow (Oakham School/Leicester Tigers), 25 Aneurin Owen (Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw/NHSOB/Dragons)