Wales target progress

Moscow next stop for youthful line-up

Last Updated: 28/06/12 4:11pm

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Tom Grabham (l) will skipper Wales in Moscow

Tom Grabham (l) will skipper Wales in Moscow

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Wales will look to build on their fourth place finish in Lyon when the FIRA AER European Grand Prix series heads to Moscow.

A youthful Welsh side were only denied third in the opening leg of the series when they were edged out by Spain 17-14.

However confidence his high that Wales can kick on - with assistant coach Gareth Williams saying: "It was pleasing to reach a semi-final in France. The boys competed well in the latter stage matches.

"We gained our highest finish at any FIRA tournament in the last two years and it was also a good exercise in exposing a large amount of new players to international level sevens.

"Following the positive experience in Lyon, the squad are looking forward to maintaining our standards and improving on our final position of fourth in the opening tournament.

"We've brought in five new players who are given opportunities, as the ethos of our FIRA program is to unearth potential World Series players for the upcoming season."

Tom Grabham has been handed the captaincy for the tournament, with Wales pooled together with defending champions England - the winners in Lyon - Russia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

Wales Sevens: James Davies (Carmarthen Quins), Ifan Evans (Core Sevens and Newport), Craig Attwel (Newport), Jason Harris (Carmarthen Quins), James Benjamin (Dragons Academy), Tom Grabham (Capt, Ospreys), Will Thomas (Core Sevens), Luke Treharne (Exeter University), Luke Williams (Unattached), Owen Jenkins (Blues Academy), Tom Williams (Blues), Hallam Amos (Dragons Academy)

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