RGC forward Sam Wainwright has been named in the Wales U20 squad for their upcoming Six Nations campaign.

The tighthead has enjoyed a memorable season for the Gogs in the Principality Premiership this term, and he is the only North Wales representative within the set-up.

The former Rhyl and District star, said: “I am made up in being picked, and I am looking forward to the next couple of months. I have to thank my parents as well, as they have supported me with my rugby and it was great to celebrate my selection with them.

“The fact the U20s are based in North Wales is another factor that drives me on as well, as I feel I am doing it for the region.

“I have had a huge amount of support within RGC, from Josh Leach, Gaz Whittaker, Phil John and Mark Jones both on and off the field. Phil has been a huge help to me, especially with his scrumming knowledge, and that has made a difference over the past year.

“I know I still have a lot to learn and I need to continue to put the work going into the Six Nations games.”

Wales begin their quest for glory on Friday, February 2 when they host Scotland at Stadiwm Zip World as the national team once again use Colwyn Bay as their base for the campaign.

RGC Performance Manager Josh Leach, added: “Sam is a really fantastic lad, his manner and attitude towards the other people, towards training and learning is exceptional.

“He is a brilliant example of what players can achieve with whole hearted commitment and a work ethic. For as long as I’ve known Sam he’s had his heart set on achieving something special within rugby, and this achievement is just reward for the effort he’s put in to date.”