Wilkins to win fiftieth cap as Wales face Eire


Robyn Wilkins has made 33 appearances within the Girls’s Six Nations
Venue: Arms Park, Cardiff, Date: Saturday, 10 April Kick-off: 17:00 BST
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Wales full-back Robyn Wilkins will win her fiftieth cap as Warren Abrahams’ facet host Eire within the Girls’s Six Nations on the Arms Park on Saturday.

Abrahams makes 4 adjustments from the heavy France defeat, together with a begin for Courtney Keight instead of Jasmine Joyce, who’s away on GB Sevens obligation.

Wilkins, who received her first cap aged 18 towards Italy again in 2014, has scored two tries and 77 factors for Wales.

“This milestone means extra having waited for it,” mentioned Wilkins.

“I labored laborious throughout lockdown and really feel I am in the very best form of my life.

“Warren has requested me to play full-back in the meanwhile and… I am joyful to do no matter is greatest for the crew.

“I checked out Megan Davies successful her first cap at 19 final weekend and it actually looks like yesterday that I used to be in the same place.”

The opposite adjustments see Cara Hope and Cerys Hale change Caryl Thomas and Donna Rose within the entrance row, whereas Natalia John begins at lock instead of Teleri Wyn Davies.

“Final weekend’s loss hurts us all, however that ache is essential if we wish to enhance and be aggressive towards the very best sides on this planet,” mentioned Abrahams.

“The match was a fantastic benchmark and it’s as much as each member of the Wales Girls programme now to take duty.

“Those that take it would keep on the bus and we’ll maintain driving in direction of that imaginative and prescient.”

Wales: Robyn Wilkins (Gloucester-Hartpury); Lisa Neumann (Sale Sharks), Hannah Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury), Kerin Lake (Gloucester-Hartpury), Courtney Keight (Bristol Bears); Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears), Jess Roberts (Sale Sharks); Cara Hope (Gloucester-Hartpury), Kelsey Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury), Cerys Hale (Gloucester-Hartpury), Natalia John (Bristol Bears), Gwen Crabb (Gloucester-Hartpury), Georgia Evans (Saracens), Manon Johnes (Bristol Bears), Siwan Lillicrap (capt, Bristol Bears)

Replacements: Molly Kelly (Sale Sharks), Caryl Thomas (Worcester Warriors), Donna Rose (Saracens), Teleri Wyn Davies (Sale Sharks), Bethan Dainton (Harlequins), Megan Davies (Exeter Chiefs), Niamh Terry (Exeter Chiefs), Caitlin Lewis (Cardiff Met)


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