COLWYN Bay’s Stadiwm Zip World will once again play host to the Welsh U20 side for the upcoming Six Nations.

The prestigious tournament has been at the home of RGC for a number of years and has generated incredible support from rugby fanatics from the region, with Wales taking the field at the Bay venue for the first time on February 22 against England.

Prior to this, the Welsh side travel to France and Italy to begin their quest for the crown, and they conclude their Championship campaign with a vist to Scotland before hosting Ireland.

Last year’s Championship proved hugely competitive with all six sides winning at least one match before France claimed the title with a nail-biting bonus-point win over Wales on the final day.

With all six sides set to be boosted by graduates from April’s Under-18 Six Nations Festival, won by Scotland, this year’s Championship looks side to provide another dose of the thrilling attacking rugby for which the Under-20s Six Nations is renowned.

The Welsh Rugby Union have also announced their pathway programme coaches for the current season, with Gareth Williams heading up the Wales U20 programme.

Richie Pugh steps up to become head coach of Wales Sevens, having served as Williams's assistant coach since 2016, with Geraint Lewis and Chris Horsman continuing to lead the Wales U18 programme - an age grade at which they have had much recent success - whilst also taking charge of the revived Wales U19 team which is set to compete in fixtures this coming season.

Geraint John, the WRU Head of Rugby Performance, said: "We'll have regional coaches involved in all facets of our programme in order to assist in their development. This is an important aspect of the WRU's strategy.

"For example, the U20s team will be supported by Scarlets' Richard Kelly and Dai Flanagan, both of whom were involved last year and have great experience in both the regional game and bringing youngsters through. Andrew Bishop from Ospreys will also be a new voice amongst the coaching team, which is a big plus."