DRAGONS centre Aneurin Owen believes Wales can edge tight tussles in the World Rugby U20 Championship thanks to lessons learn in the Six Nations, writes Chris Kirwan.

The Welsh youngsters will head to Argentina in June on the back of a fourth-place finish against European rivals.

After starting off with a loss to world champions France, Wales beat Italy with a bonus point, scored at the death to beat England, lost 27-20 in Scotland and were edged out by Grand Slam winning Ireland in the closing stages.

The players return to their regions before reconvening in a month to start preparations for their summer tournament, where they have been drawn in a pool with the hosts, France and Fiji.

"Hopefully come the World Cup we can make the tight games, like the ones we've had against France and Ireland in the Six Nations, go our way," said Owen.

"A lot of the boys are new to Under-20 level this season and this Six Nations has given us all confidence we can test ourselves against the best. We will look forward to the World Cup now."

The 18-year-old Dragons centre from Newport started all five games and crossed for the opening try in the defeat to Ireland in Colwyn Bay.

Wales may not have finished with a win but the Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw student believes their battling display bodes well.

"We pushed the Grand Slam winners in Ireland – who have beaten everyone – all the way to the end," said the former Newport High School Old Boys youngster.

"I'm proud of the boys and we can kick on now towards the World Cup because there is still a lot for us to improve on.

"Against Scotland we were slow out of the blocks but in the Ireland game we started well. There were a couple of moments where we could have won the game in the second half, but credit to Ireland they were very good."