‘Wales full of confidence’ – Williams

Wales U20 full-back Rhun Williams believes his team will take their winning ways into this year’s Junior World Championship, which gets underway in June.

Wales cruised through this year’s Six Nations, winning five out of five matches en route to lifting the trophy, and if they can carry that form into the World Championship they will pose a threat to all teams that cross their path.

Williams told the WRU that the squad is excited to get their campaign started and they have prepared themselves to be in the best possible shape when they take to the field for their first clash, against Ireland next Tuesday.

"The butterflies start before a big tournament like this one, but everyone's excited more than being nervous," said Williams.

"We're coming off the back of a class Grand Slam win so the whole squad, the coaches and medical staff are really excited for the tournament."

Williams added that the team will go into the tournament with a winning mentality and they will have plenty of supporters making the short trip from Wales to Manchester.

"Confidence is high, and we know we can do it, so the winning mindset is there. We can just focus on our rugby and the results should look after themselves. It will be a massive positive if we win three games," he said.

"I could commute from home for the games, we'll be based up north so I'll get to pop home every now and again. I'll have loads of support but you saw during the Six Nations, we get so many fans coming to our games.

"I'm sure we'll get fans from north, south and mid Wales coming up to Manchester to support."