Wales U20 head coach, Richard Whiffin, has picked his squad for the upcoming penultimate round clash of the 2024 Under 20 Men’s Six Nations championship against France.

There are three changes made to the line-up, with Ystalyfera's Morgan Morse and Pontarddulais' Kian Hire returning to the side.

Llandovery's Josh Morse has retained his starting position.

Josh Morse, a young loosehead prop from Llandovery, now at Scarlets, previously honed his skills at Ammanford, and even represented Llandeilo at the tender age of 18.

On the other hand, Morgan Morse, a back rower from Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, has made an impact in the senior Ospreys side.

Kian Hire, a prop and apprentice electrician from Pontarddulais, who also represented Wales U18s, is currently a member of the Ospreys academy.

Coach Whiffin pointed out the strengths and potential threats of their French opponents.

He said: "In loose play they are outstanding – they have some big strong carriers that will try and get them go forward and they possess good off-loading skills throughout the team.

"If we kick poorly they will be a threat but we have a game plan where we think we can challenge them aerially and on the ground."

He added: "We’re pumped about getting back to Cardiff where we hope to get some good energy in the stadium over the next two games.

"Hopefully we can play a brand of rugby to get the fans excited."

Wales U20 team to face France U20 at Cardiff Arms Park on Thursday, March 7, kick off 7.45pm: 15 Huw Anderson, 14 Harry Rees-Weldon, 13 Macs Page, 12 Harri Ackerman (captain), 11 Walker Price, 10 Harri Ford, 9 Ieuan Davies; 1 Josh Morse, 2 Harry Thomas, 3 Kian Hire, 4 Nick Thomas, 5 Osian Thomas, 6 Lucas de la Rua, 7 Luca Giannini, 8 Morgan Morse.

Replacements: 16 Will Austin, 17 Jordan Morris, 18 Sam Scott, 19 Tom Golder, 20 Will Plessis, 21 Rhodri Lewis, 22 Ellis Price, 23 Aidan Boschoff.