AN ASPIRING rugby league star is aiming to impress in the hope of receiving further international recognition.

Will Lynch, a Year 13 pupil at Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, will be part of the North Wales Students side that take on their Southern counterparts in a special fixture on Sunday, March 3 at a venue to be confirmed.

The Sixth Former earned his place in the regional side after catching the eye during an open trial for hopefuls looking to make it into the Welsh squad ahead of a busy series of fixtures in the coming months.

This includes the prestigious Student Four Nations tournament later this year, and the sports scholar will join his north teammates for a training session later this month at Deeside Leisure Centre in readiness for the trial game.

The talent has enjoyed a glittering young career to date and was recently part of the Welsh U19 Rugby League squad that achieved a superb third-placed finish at the European Youth Championships in Serbia.

Will played a significant part in the side’s success, scoring tries against Ukraine and the hosts.

He has experience with one of the best amateur sides in Great Britain – Leigh Miners Rangers Academy – a set up that has produced numerous professional and international players over the years.

Will also received a U16 scholarship at Salford City Red Devils and has represented RGC U16s within the Rugby Union youth system.

Allen Boyd, director of sport at Rydal Penrhos, said: “Will is a tremendous role model and is always striving to be better, and this attitude will stand him in good stead as he looks to secure another Welsh call-up.”