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Pupils snap selfies with Wales U20 rugby squad as OM Hallam Amos returns to MonmouthMay 24th, 2016
Rugby fans were able to snap selfies with their sporting heroes when OM Hallam Amos returned to his old haunt to train with the Wales U20 squad.
The Newport Gwent Dragons star, who is the second youngest member of the Wales squad at 21, took a trip down memory lane with the budding players on Monmouth’s playing fields.
Current pupils at the School were thrilled to meet some of their idols, and were inspired by watching them train.
Hallam, who is studying medicine alongside his rugby career, told Wales Online: “I grew up playing on these fields and can see my school less than 100 metres away.
“It is great to be back and see the Wales Under-20 boys pass on their knowledge and hopefully we will have more Wales players coming out of Monmouth.”
The Wales wing is busy preparing to tackle New Zealand next month with Warren Gatland’s senior squad.
He added: “I know the Under-20s well and this will stand them in good stead for the next month.
“When I was at their level, I looked up to the young Wales boys in the senior squad like George North and it’s not that far away.
“I played in the Junior World Cup final of 2013 and I was playing for Wales later that autumn.
“There has been talk in the press about a few of the boys coming up and were maybe even in the mix for New Zealand.
“It didn’t happen in the end but I am sure come next autumn and the Six Nations, we will be seeing some of these boys involved.
“But they have the Junior World Championships first.”