Steelmen Selected for Wales U20s Squad
Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted that both Harry Rees-Weldon and Owen Conquer have been selected to play for Wales U20s against Scotland U20s on Friday.
Owen, a product of Llantwit Fadre, joined the Steelmen as part of the Elite Player Pathway link up with Christ College, Brecon this season. Owen, who doesn’t have a regional academy contract, , has taken his own pathway to international honours developing under the coaching setup at Ebbw Vale RFC this season.
Harry, a member of the Ebbw Vale Youth team last season, has broken into the senior squad this year. He has taken the transition from youth to senior rugby with ease having signed an academy contract with the Dragons at the start of this season and previously representing Coleg Gwent.
Jason Strange commented, “All players and coaches are so proud of the achievements of Owen and Harry this season. These two young players epitomise the culture and values of the club both on and off the field and they have both played an important role in the success on it. It is great that our own club player pathway has seen Harry transition from the Youth team to the Senior squad and onto the Wales U20s and that Owen’s performances for the Steelmen this season, having been identified through the elite player pathway link up with Christ College, has led to his call-up to the national U20s squad.”
Good luck to both players on Friday evening!
The club would also like to congratulate Cameron Davies and Kobi Rees who have also been part of the Wales U20s training camps this season.