Wales Women announce squad to face Ireland

Wales Women announce squad to face Ireland

Wales Women’s senior head coach Ioan Cunningham has named his side to open the 2023 Six Nations against Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday, March 25th (KO: 2.15pm).

Centre Hannah Jones will captain the side and will be partnered by Kerin Lake in the Wales midfield. Swansea-born and Auckland-raised Kate Williams will make her Wales debut off the bench against the Irish.

Back rower Williams joined up with the Wales squad at the recent World Cup in New Zealand and has now moved to Wales to fulfill her international ambitions.

Elinor Snowsill and Keira Bevan have been partnered at half-back while the Wales wings are Lisa Neumann and Carys Williams-Morris, with Courtney Keight at full-back.

Sisilia Tuipulotu, who made her Wales debut off the bench the last time the two sides met in Dublin back in 2022, packs down with Gwenllian Pyrs and Kelsey Jones in the front row.

Abbie Fleming and Gwen Crabb are selected in the second row, while Georgia Evans, Alex Callander and Bethan Lewis make up the back row.

Wales Women’s Senior team to face Ireland in the 2023 Six Nations

15 Courtney Keight
14 Lisa Neumann
13 Hannah Jones (captain)
12 Kerin Lake
11 Carys Williams-Morris
10 Elinor Snowsill
9 Keira Bevan;
1 Gwenllian Pyrs
2 Kelsey Jones
3 Sisilia Tuipulotu
4 Abbie Fleming
5 Gwen Crabb
6 Georgia Evans
7 Alex Callender
8 Bethan Lewis

16 Katherine Evans
17 Caryl Thomas
18 Cerys Hale
19 Kate Williams
20 Sioned Harries
21 Ffion Lewis
22 Lleucu George
23 Hannah Bluck

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