By Dan Cope
Wales U15 welcome Belgium and Switzerland to Newport, for the annual Tri-Nations tournament.
Richard Williams’ side will kick off the tournament against Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon which will be a difficult game for the Dragons. The last time the two sides met, Switzerland ran rampant, claiming a 6-0 victory. Wales then face Belgium two days later to whom they lost 2-0 in their last encounter.
Wales’ recent form has improved, despite failing to score in their last two games, they took a tough Slovakia team to their limits during a 0-0 draw and a 1-0 to defeat in March.
Williams is excited for the tournament and believes his players, who include Manchester United prospect Chris Popov and Newcastle United defender Joel Green, are “still finding their feet” on the big stage.
Williams said: “The annual Tri Nations tournament with Switzerland and Belgium is always a great experience for our players, who are just finding their feet as international players.”
Williams went on to praise Wales’ progress since the last tournament in Belgium.
He said: “It’s great to host the tournament this year after a great experience in Belgium last year that saw a massive improvement from match one to match two.
Ronnie Hollingshead - West Bromwich Albion
Evan Watts - Swansea City
Joel Green - Newcastle United
Ben Hammond - Nottingham Forest
Zac Williams - Crewe Alexandra
Kai Ludvigsen - Swansea City
Cole Fleming - Cardiff City
Zac Bell - Bristol City
Jordan James - Birmingham City
Jack Karadogan - Swansea City
Ben Purcell - Reading
Cameron Congreve - Swansea City
Joel Cotterill - Swansea City
Cian Ashford - Cardiff City
Arron Bennett - Preston North End
Josh Carey - Swansea City
Morgan Williams - Wimbledon
Daniel Morris - West Bromwich Albion
Chris Popov - Manchester United
Ruben Davies - Swansea City
Kian Jenkins - Swansea City
Fixture List (Venue: Dragon Park, Newport)
● 16/04/19 - Wales vs Switzerland (2pm)
● 17/04/19 - Belgium vs Switzerland (2pm - Spytty Park)
● 18/04/19 - Wales vs Belgium (Noon)
Entry is free for spectators at each game.