Junior Scorpions set for triple header action
SOUTH Wales Scorpions' junior sides play a triple header against Warrington Wolves at Caerphilly tomorrow.
The under-16s are up first, at 11pm, before the under-15s kick-off at 12.45pm, with the under-18 academy side starting at 2.30pm.
With the Scorpions first team not in action this weekend, youth is taking centre stage.
"This has been a really encouraging season for junior development in Wales so far," said Wales Rugby League head of performance Dave Clements.
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"Numerous players have come through our systems to make appearances in Super League and Championship One which shows the long-term strategy is starting to pay off."
Scholarship coach Lee Cullen added: "It's our job to prepare players for the next stage in their Rugby League development and we have had a really good season.
"We've had some really good performances at under-15 and 16 levels and this has been underpinned by some fine individual efforts.
"All the players are going in the right direction. Their core skills have improved dramatically and a lot of the players are showing that they are ready to progress onto the next level for them as a rugby league player."
Scorpions head coach Dave Clark has been equally impressed with the youngsters produced by the academy and scholarship set-ups.
"It's fantastic to see the youngsters progressing in Wales," Clark said. "Take Courtney Davies who made his debut last Sunday on his 18th birthday and scored a try and two goals. He played for about 20 minutes and he did well. He'll come with us to Workington next week."