THREE Dragons will attempt to finish with a flourish for Wales against Italy in the Under-20s Six Nations – with Huw Anderson shifting position at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.30pm).

The youngster from Caerphilly has impressed at full-back in the championship but slots in on the wing in the absence of Rodney Parade speedsters Walker Price and Harry Rees-Weldon, who had started all four previous games.

Anderson’s exploits for Pontypool and the Under-20s earned a professional debut in the Dragons’ United Rugby Championship defeat at Ulster in between the losses to Ireland and France.

He is joined in the XV by lock Nick Thomas while loosehead prop Jordan Morris is again given the task of adding oomph from the bench.

Wales have been hit hard by injury for the final round with the most notable absentee being Dragons centre Harri Ackerman.

He had been captaining the side in the absence of injured regional teammate Ryan Woodman but is also now on the comeback trail after suffering a broken leg in the opening stages of the hammering by France.

Leicester flanker Harry Beddall skippers a Wales team aiming to repeat their opening weekend win against Scotland.

"We’ve come to the end of the campaign, and we’ve got quite a few boys banged up," said head coach Richard Whiffin.

"This game is also an opportunity to see some other players under a pressure situation. It’s a chance for those selected to put their hands up for selection in the World Cup later this year."

Whiffin has been left frustrated from a campaign which has seen his side show glimpses of their true potential.

"We’ve shown elements of strong attack, strong defence and strong set piece and decent collision throughout the tournament but only sporadically and not simultaneously so that has been the message this week to the boys,” he said.

“We have shown good aspects to our game, but we have to be able to deliver all those elements together consistently.”

Italy head to the capital after beating France and Scotland to sit fourth with a five-point advantage and big points difference lead over fifth-placed Wales.

Wales U20: Matty Young (Cardiff); Huw Anderson (Dragons), Elijah Evans (Cardiff), Macs Page (Scarlets), Aidan Boschoff (Bristol); Harri Wilde (Cardiff), Rhodri Lewis (Ospreys); Josh Morse (Scarlets), Evans Wood (Cardiff Met), Kian Hire (Ospreys), Jonny Green (Harlequins), Nick Thomas (Dragons), Lucas de la Rua (Cardiff), Harry Beddall (Leicester, captain), Morgan Morse (Ospreys).

Replacements: Harry Thomas (Scarlets), Jordan Morris (Dragons), Sam Scott (Midlands Central), Gethyn Cannon (Cardiff Met), Osian Thomas (Leicester), Ieuan Davies (Bath), Elis Price (Scarlets), Kodi Stone (Cardiff).