Wales Women’s Six Nations team announced

Wales’ team for the upcoming Women’s Six Nations has been announced.

The squad of 34 will feature Siwan Lillicrap as captain and 11 players who recently debuted in the Autumn campaign.

The team was selected by coaches Chris Horsman, Geraint Lewis and Gareth Wyatt.

The Welsh team will play their first match of the Women’s Six Nations 2020 on February 2 against Italy.

The 2020 squad contains one uncapped player, Scarlets prop Ruth Lewis.

The full Wales Women Six Nations 2020 team: Forwards:

  • Alisha Butchers
  • Alex Callender
  • Gwen Crabb
  • Georgia Evans
  • Abbie Fleming
  • Cerys Hale
  • Lleucu George
  • Cara Hope
  • Natalia John
  • Manon Johnes
  • Kelsey Jones
  • Molly Kelly
  • Sarah Lawrence
  • Bethan Lewis
  • Ruth Lewis
  • Siwan Lillicrap
  • Robyn Lock
  • Gwenllian Pyrs

Backs:

  • Keira Bevan
  • Hannah Bluck
  • Hannah Jones
  • Jasmine Joyce
  • Courtney Keight
  • Kerin Lake
  • Caitlin Lewis
  • Ffion Lewis
  • Lisa Neumann
  • Kayleigh Powell
  • Paige Randall
  • Lauren Smyth
  • Elinor Snowsill
  • Niamh Terry
  • Megan Webb
  • Robyn Wilkins

All three home Six Nations games will be played on Sunday lunchtimes at Cardiff Arms Park.

Siwan Lillicrap said she is honoured to be the newly appointed team captain.

It’s such a privilege and honour to be handed the role of Six Nations captain. It’s literally what my childhood dreams were made of and I hope I can do the shirt, the players, my family and the coaches proud.

– SIWAN LILLICRAP

Siwan Lillicrap

Horsman, Lewis and Wyatt continue in their autumn coaching roles whilst former England Sevens captain, Ollie Phillips, will lead the Wales Women Sevens programme.

Chris Horsman said, “Everyone named today has earned their place in the squad but they have a chance now to step up and raise their performance standards to the next level.



“Siwan displayed excellent leadership during the autumn campaign and deserves the captain’s armband.

“We are 18 months out from Rugby World Cup 2021 and following the progress made in the autumn, our aims for this tournament will be geared towards how we to continue to improve on all fronts, improving our accuracy and driving standards on and off the pitch in order to close the performance gap on the top six teams in the world.”

Ollie Phillips, winner of 7’s World Rugby Player of the Year in 2009, will be the Women 7’s head coach.

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