Phil Osborne who plays in the Principality Premiership will start in the front row while Dragons development player Aled Thomas is named on the replacements bench.
The U21 team like their senior counterparts are defending Six Nations Champions and face a tough start to their defence, away to England. However, all their home matches will be played at Rodney Parade meaning supporters can enjoy three matches. Tickets are currently on sale from the ticket office (01633 674990)
Wales U21 Team
Jamie Roberts, Darren Daniel, Andrew Bishop, Dafydd Hewitt, Chris Czekaj, James Hook, Liam Davies, Rhys Gill, Duane Goodfield, Phil Osborne, Alun Wyn Jones, Dominic Day, Craig Everett, Rhys Shellard, Tom Smith (c).
Ed Shervington, Craig Mitchell, Ian Jones, Will Jones, Ben Lewis, Aled Thomas, Martin Roberts