Wales Girls group introduced to face France – Welsh Rugby Union


Two uncapped gamers are within the beginning XV – Saracens prop Donna Rose and Sale scrum-half Jess Roberts, whereas Sale second row Teleri Wyn Davies will make her first begin for Wales in her second look.

Exeter scrum-half Megan Davies, who has been known as as much as the Six Nations squad to exchange Keira Bevan, who has been dominated out with a leg damage, can even make her worldwide debut if she comes off the bench.

There are two adjustments to common worldwide positions with Robyn Wilkins making her first Wales begin at full-back and Robyn Lock set to make her worldwide bow at hooker if she comes off the bench, having transformed from backrow together with her membership Gloucester-Hartpury this season. Skilled prop Caryl Thomas will win her first cap since March 2019.

Abrahams stated, “We’re excited to get on the pitch and present what we are able to do. The group is chosen on kind following some spectacular performances within the Allianz Premier 15s. Jess provides us an ideal platform to execute our gameplan at scrum-half, whereas Donna and Teleri have actually impressed for his or her golf equipment and in coaching too.

“We now have had some disappointment when it comes to accidents to the likes of Keira Bevan and Kayleigh Powell within the backs however that additionally provides different gamers alternatives. Meg Davies has impressed with Exeter and is able to take her alternative. I’m positive full again isn’t Robyn’s most well-liked place however it’s one thing she’s ready to do for the group.

“That’s key – the group comes first. Whether or not you might be beginning, on the bench, or within the wider squad, each participant is aware of what they should do to make sure the group is in the absolute best place for these 80 minutes.”

Abrahams says the 2 Welsh gamers within the GB Sevens set-up – Olympian Jasmine Joyce and Wales’ vice-captain Hannah Jones are elevating requirements within the Wales squad.

“It’s been nice having these two again within the squad after the GB camps. You may see the opposite gamers are elevating their sport on account of being round them and by nature, they’re demanding excessive requirements of themselves and the atmosphere.”

Wales Girls v France:
15 Robyn Wilkins (Worcester Warriors)
14 Lisa Neumann (Sale Sharks)
13 Hannah Jones (vice-capt, Gloucester-Hartpury)
12 Kerin Lake (Gloucester-Hartpury)
11 Jasmine Joyce (Bristol Bears)
10 Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears)
9 Jess Roberts (Sale Sharks);
1 Caryl Thomas (Worcester Warriors)
2 Kelsey Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury),
3 Donna Rose (Saracens)
4 Gwen Crabb (Gloucester-Hartpury)
5 Teleri Wyn Davies (Sale Sharks)
6 Georgia Evans (Saracens)
7 Manon Johnes (Bristol Bears)
8 Siwan Lillicrap (capt, Bristol Bears)

Replacements:
16 Robyn Lock (Gloucester-Hartpury)
17 Cara Hope (Gloucester-Hartpury)
18 Cerys Hale (Gloucester-Hartpury)
19 Bethan Dainton (Harlequins)
20 Natalia John (Bristol Bears)
21 Megan Davies (Exeter Chiefs)
22 Gemma Rowland (Bristol Bears)
23 Courtney Keight (Bristol Bears)

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