Hmm whereas Welch looks promising much harder to get a game for England than Wales. I remember we had a group of welsh youth internationals coming through and Astley was one but who were the others? Hosie, Higgins and Hughes?Going back a year or so Harry Hagan was playing as a centre back along with Dobbin in the England u16, so it was a reasonable expectation that he would feature for our u18 s when the time came. Lately though he hasn’t been picked for England whereas Reece Welch has, and perhaps more telling both Welch and Dylan Thompson have been selected ahead of him for the u18s. But that’s where caution is needed , I know nothing about his circumstances re injury etc, so still plenty of time for him to make his mark.
I don’t bet , but a double on Reece Welch and Ryan Astley playing for their respective countries before they’re 23 would be the one I’d go for !!
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