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Jones: International selection 'great' for duo

Saturday 04th February 2023

Leighton Jones was delighted for young duo Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths and Sam Scarfe as they both represented Wales in their U20 Six Nations opener in Colwyn Bay last night.

While Pooler were enjoying the spoils against Cross Keys RFC in the Gwent derby, Scarfe was scoring for Wales and producing a solid performance alongside Kelleher-Griffiths in the front row.

Kelleher-Griffiths started at loosehead with Scarfe operating as hooker at Stadiwm CSM and both put in commendable displays as Wales fell to defeat to Ireland.

Scarfe got his name on the scoresheet to put the young Welsh side 20-14 ahead on 52 minutes but Ireland fought back to claim a 44-27 victory.

Jones was delighted to see both names on the team sheet for the U20s and gaining valuable international experience.

“Great for both boys, they came in last year and they are great, grounded boys,” beamed Jones.

“The parents and the pathway they have come through have done an amazing job with them so it’s great to see them both going out there and representing the country and for Scarfe to score, you couldn’t ask for a better shift.”

The two will be unavailable for Pontypool’s next four games and will hope to be involved in Wales’ next fixture against Scotland on Friday night.


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