WALES Under-20s head coach Danny Wilson has made five changes for his side’s clash with Italy in Viterbo on Friday.
Llandovery wing Aaron Warren has been brought straight into the side, while Scarlets full-back Jordan Williams, centre Thomas Pascoe and front rowers Gareth Thomas and Ethan Lewis all also get their first starts of the tournament.
The Welsh youngsters are unbeaten in the Under 20 Six Nations so far with wins over Ireland and France under their belt, but team manager Mark Taylor warns there is no room for complacency this weekend.
“We have made some changes to see certain combinations while keeping the backbone of the side unchanged in terms of the half-backs, back row and second row,” he said.
Wales Under-20s: Jordan Williams (Scarlets); Aaron Warren (Llandovery) Cory Allen (Blues), Thomas Pascoe (Blues), Ashley Evans (Ospreys); Sam Davies (Ospreys), Rhodri Williams (Scarlets); Gareth Thomas (Scarlets), Nicky Thomas (Ospreys), Ethan Lewis (Blues), Carwyn Jones (Scarlets), Rhodri Hughes (Ospreys), Sion Bennett (Scarlets), Daniel Thomas (Scarlets), Ellis Jenkins (capt, Blues) Reps: Elliot Dee (Bedwas), Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Dan Suter (Ospreys), Jack Jones (Ospreys), James Benjamin (Bedwas), Joshua Davies (Dragons), Steffan Hughes (Scarlets), Dion Jones (Scarlets).