Best Under-23 goals of the season

Best Under-23 goals of the season

Goals the Premier League stars would have been proud of were scored at Under-23 level in the 201718 season, and you can watch five of the best in the video above.

Shocked winner

“The ball came to me and the touch wasn’t really that brilliant, so I just improvised. It all happened so quickly.”

Reece Miller told Watford’s official website he was just as surprised to win the 201718 Under-23 Goal of the Season as he was to score the award-winning goal.

The Watford striker flicked up a pass with his back to goal and brilliantly hooked in a volley against Colchester United, which resulted in his being voted as the award winner at the Premier League Youth Development Conference.

His goal beat stiff competition from four other nominees: Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Pedro Goncalves, Bassala Sambou, of Everton, Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell and Sunderland’s Luke Molyneux.

Also in this series

Part 1: Best Under-18 goals of the seasonPart 2: Best Under-18 saves of the seasonPart 4: Best Under-23 saves of the season

Gatland only named three centres for the closing World Cup and if he does the same it’s complicated to seem past Lions man of the collection Davies — who is set to be healthy for the start of next season — Scarlets crew-mate Parkes and Ospreys-bound Scott Williams.

Owen Watkin knows his alternatives may be limited, whereas Tyler Morgan should hit the floor operating after his harm issues.

Gloucester’s Owen Williams has fallen down the pecking order for the reason that final autumn. As for Jamie Roberts, who’s heading from Harlequins to bathtub in the summertime, smartly you under no circumstances recognize.

Fly-halves 2

Nailed on: Dan Biggar

robust contenders: Gareth Anscombe, Rhys Patchell

outside possibility: Rhys Priestland, Sam Davies, Jarrod Evans

credit: Huw Evans image company Dan Biggar launches a Wales assault

Huw Evans photo company

Over the final three hundred and sixty five days, five players have worn the coveted Wales No. 10 jersey — Biggar, Priestland, Anscombe, Patchell and Davies.

All have had their moments, however you think none have accomplished adequate to hammer down the beginning part.

it could be a big shock if Biggar isn’t on the aircraft, whilst you would also expect the versatile Anscombe and Patchell to commute with their ability to cover full-again.

With three scrum-halves the norm for World Cup squads, Gareth Davies will certainly grasp probably the most spots.

Tomos Williams has thrust himself into contention following his eye-catching display in Washington, whereas Aled Davies will need to establish himself rapidly on the Liberty as a result of Rhodri Williams will suppose there is an opportunity for him to emerge from the overseas wasteland if he can replicate his are attempting-scoring feats with Bristol at Rodney Parade.

As for Rhys Webb, for thus-lengthy Wales’ first-choice nine prior to his decision to join Toulon, it seems like his Wales ambitions are over.

however there once more, stranger issues …

Props 5

Nailed on: acquire Evans, Samson Lee, Tomas Francis

powerful contenders: Nicky Smith, Wyn Jones

backyard chance: Gethin Jenkins, Dillon Lewis, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown

credit: Huw Evans photograph agency consume Evans of Scarlets gets into house

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After a superb season for the Scarlets, it is challenging to seem to be additional than Evans as Wales’ premier loose-head.

On the different facet of the scrum, Samson Lee and Tomas Francis will continue to scrap for the tight-head jersey, which leaves just two other spots up for grabs.

loose-heads Nicky Smith and Wyn Jones may be favourites, however a participant who can  play each side of the scrum could persuade Gatland in any other case.

Hookers 2

Nailed on: Ken Owens

robust contenders: Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Kristian Dacey

backyard possibility: Scott 1st earl baldwin of bewdley

credits: Huw Evans photograph company

Huw Evans graphic agency

Gatland stunned lots of people by naming simply two hookers in his squad for the closing match, Ken Owens and Scott 1st earl baldwin of bewdley.

1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley was first alternative in 2015, but has dropped down the pecking order and is at the moment improving from a protracted-term foot damage.