FIVE Dragons will start for Wales as they attempt to finish their World Rugby U20 Championship with a flourish against Italy tomorrow.

After losing to Argentina last week, the Welsh youngsters are bidding for a seventh-placed finish in the tournament for the third year on the spin when they take on the Italians in Beziers (kick-off 3pm).

A quintet of Dragons start with Joe Goodchild at full-back while tighthead Chris Coleman, lock Max Williams and back row forwards Lennon Greggains and Taine Basham are in the pack.

Geraint Lewis’ side lost to Italy in the Six Nations and the head coach has called for a strong end to the tournament that started so well with victory against Australia.

“The players are aware of the Italians’ strengths, having lost against them in Colwyn Bay a few months ago, so it’s up to them to put it right tomorrow,” said the head coach.

“It was great to start our time in France with a good win, but now we’d like a positive performance and result to finish it as well.”

Wales U20 team to face Italy:

15 Joe Goodchild (Dragons)

14 Corey Baldwin (Scarlets)

13 Ioan Nicholas (c) (Scarlets)

12 Max Llewellyn (Cardiff Blues)

11 Ryan Conbeer (Scarlets)

10 Cai Evans (Ospreys)

9 Harri Morgan (Ospreys)

1 Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues)

2 Dewi Lake (Ospreys)

3 Chris Coleman (Dragons)

4 Rhys Davies (Bath Rugby)

5 Max Williams (Dragons)

6 Lennon Greggains (Dragons)

7 Dan Davis (Scarlets)

8 Taine Basham (Dragons)


16 Iestyn Harris (Cardiff Blues)

17 Rhys Davies (Scarlets)

18 Rhys Henry (Ospreys)

19 Jack Pope (Bridgend)

20 Tommy Reffell (Leicester Tigers)

21 Dane Blacker (Cardiff Blues)

22 Ben Thomas (Cardiff Blues)

23 Dewi Cross (Ospreys)