Wales U20 change three for Ireland

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Wales U20 head coach Gareth Williams has opted for three changes to his starting XV as he takes his side to face Ireland U20 this Friday night.

The young Welshmen suffered a 7-17 defeat at the hands of Italy in round one at Parc Eiras, but now go to Irish Independent Park in Cork looking for a third in win three trips on the Emerald Isle and get the campaign back on track.

Two of the changes come in the front row where Cardiff Blues loosehead Theo Bevacqua and Dragons hooker Will Griffiths start ahead of Scarlets duo Callum Williams and Dom Booth.

The other sees Ioan Lloyd, who has been a breakout star for Bristol Bears this season, start at full-back after being rested last week. Josh Thomas drops to the bench and Luke Scully is omitted from the 23.

There is a further change on the bench as Gwilym Bradley covers the back row with Travis Huntley dropping out.

Wales U20: Ioan Lloyd (Bristol Bears), Daniel John (Millfield School), Osian Knott (Scarlets), Aneurin Owen (Dragons), Ewan Rosser (Dragons), Sam Costelow (Leicester Tigers), Dafydd Buckland (Dragons); Theo Bevacqua (Cardiff Blues), Will Griffiths (Dragons), Ben Warren (Cardiff Blues), Jac Price (Scarlets), Ben Carter (Dragons), Ioan Davies (Cardiff Blues), Jac Morgan (Scarlets)(c), Morgan Strong (Ospreys)

Replacements: Dom Booth (Scarlets), Callum Williams (Scarlets), Archie Griffin (Bath Rugby), James Fender (Ospreys), Gwilym Bradley (Cardiff Blues), Ellis Bevan (Cardiff Met), Bradley Roderick (Ospreys), Josh Thomas (Ospreys)

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