A Towy Valley teenager has been selected for the Wales U20 rugby squad ahead of the 2017 Six Nations rugby championship.

Corey Baldwin, 18, is a student at Llandovery college and is no stranger to playing on the international arena having represented Wales in the U11, U16 and latterly in the U18 team which toured South Africa last summer.

As a youngster Corey played for Llandeilo RFC, winning the Carmarthenshire Scarlets Cup final on five consecutive years. A rising star in the rugby world, Corey plays outside centre for Llandovery College’s 1st XV; he has also enjoyed considerable success playing for the Scarlets scoring a try in his debut match against the Newport Dragons and for the Drovers culminating in a hat trick of tries in their game against Swansea on New Year’s Eve.

Iestyn Thomas, Head of Rugby at the College said: “Corey is a hugely exciting young player who is accelerating his way not just on the rugby field but also in his meteoric rise through the ranks with the Scarlets and Wales. To be selected for the Wales U20 squad and still be a school boy is a tremendous achievement.”