With the men’s Guinness Six Nations reaching its conclusion and the final few rounds of the domestic league season to come, there’s been plenty of discussion surrounding the development of younger players, especially in Wales with the likes of Alex Mann, Mackenzie Martin and Cam Winnett all making international debuts during the Six Nations.

The four Welsh regions have given opportunities to a number of young players with Morgan Morse, Archie Hughes and Dan Edwards all gaining experience at URC level this term.

Yet who are the players who are plying their trade outside of professional rugby in Wales?

Owen Conquer (Ebbw Vale)

Starting in the Indigo Premiership, Ebbw Vale No 8 Owen Conquer has impressed throughout the season. Previously at Llantwit Fadre RFC, Conquer joined the Steelmen in July 2023 and has gone on to make eight appearances this season, scoring two tries.

Conquer had made his debut for the Wales U20s side in the recent Six Nations campaign, coming off the bench against Scotland, England and Ireland. He has caught the eye of the Dragons and has been compared to Harrison Keddie by Ebbw Vale head coach Jason Strange.

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Harri Doel (Llandovery RFC)

Remaining in the Indigo Premiership, we look to league leaders Llandovery and Harri Doel. The 23-year-old can play at full-back or on the wing and has scored 10 tries for the Drovers since his return to the club in 2022 following the collapse of English Premiership side Worcester Warriors, where he made 19 appearances and scoring 10 times.

He joined the Ospreys on a short-term deal at the end of last season but only made one appearance off the bench for Toby Booth’s side.

Jac Davies (Llandovery RFC)

Staying with back three players from Llandovery, it has been a good season for Jac Davies. The 20-year-old has started 16 games this term and has scored five tries, four of which have come in his last four games, including a brace against Ebbw Vale in the semi-final of the Welsh Premiership Cup. Davies has featured for the Scarlets in a friendly against Exeter Chiefs in February, as he set up two tries for Ryan Conbeer and Scott Williams.

Harvey Nash (Pontypridd)

Harvey Nash has had some experience of professional rugby before his move to Pontypridd ahead of the 2023/24 season. He joined Ponty from the Ospreys and had experience of playing in the Welsh Premiership with Swansea and Bridgend.

The 21-year old scored in Pontypridd’s win over Aberavon last weekend and has scored three tries in his last two matches.

Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths (Pontypool)

Moving into the pack, former under-20s prop Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths has had plenty of game-time with Pontypool this term. A member of the Dragons academy set-up, Kelleher-Griffiths is one to keep an eye on after some solid performances up front and a strong carrying game alongside fellow front-rower Sam Scarfe.

The 20-year-old toured with the Dragons to South Africa in November but has featured a number of times for Pooler this season and has scored two tries.

Harri Ford (RGC)

The RGC fly-half has been a positive addition to the Colwyn Bay team. After a spell with the Dragons U18s and Cross Keys, Ford had his first taste of Indigo Premiership experience with Bridgend Ravens before moving north in the summer.

The 18-year-old has played 10 times for RGC this season and made five appearances for the Wales U20s side which included setting up tries against Scotland and Ireland, along with a start against France.