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Katie Sims and Gwennan Hopkins are co-captains

Wales U18 women seek to continue progression

Building on a successful inaugural competition in 2022, the Six Nations Under-18 Women’s Festival is set for a thrilling renewal in the coming days.

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This year’s competition will be staged at Wellington College across three matchdays on April 7, 11 and 15.

The event will continue to provide a crucial step in strengthening the foundations for future generations as well as giving fans the chance to see the future stars of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations in action

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Last year’s competition saw Wales and France shine, with both retaining unbeaten records throughout.

France were particularly impressive on the last weekend, beating England 72-10 in one of three 70-minute matches, while Wales concluded their successful campaign with a 17-10 win over Ireland.

England came out on top against Wales when the sides met a month ago, however, winning 48-5, while Scotland’s players warmed up with January’s Girls’ Regional Game Series, where players were split into five regions and played each other weekly.

Wales head coach Catrina Nicholas-McLaughlin: “The second year of the festival will allow us to see the growth and how the addition of a pathway is feeding into the senior game.

“Within Wales, we have seen growth within our regional programme from last year to this year and now we are expecting an increase again.

“It just goes to show that having a platform such as the Six Nations Under-18s Festival really does encourage girls to take up the sport and result in huge growth within the game.

“It just allows us to see where we are in terms of progression.”

Wales U18 v England U18 (10am)
15 Rhiannon Griffin 14 Hannah Lane 13 Nia Fajeyisan 12 Kelsie Webster 11 Molly-Mae Powell 10 Rachel Thomas-Evans 9 Katie Bevans; 1 Chloe Thomas Bradley 2 Molly Wakely 3 Elan Jones 4 Milly Summer 5 Robyn Davies 6 Maisie Davies 7 Katie Sims – co-cap – 8 Gwennan Hopkins co-cap

Replacements: 16 Chloe Gant 17 Niam Padmore 18 Cadi-Lois Davies 19 Alaw Pyrs 20 Catrin Stewart 21 Sian Jones 22 Carys Whitfield 23 Bronwen Griffin

Wales U18 v Scotland U18 (12am)
15 Carys Hughes 14 Hannah Lane 13 Bronwen Griffin 12 Savannah Picton-Powell – co cap – 11 Nia Fajeyisan 10 Carys Whitfield 9 Sian Jones; 1 Niamh Padmore 2 Abi Meyrick 3 Cadi-Lois Davies 4 Alaw Prys 5 Erin Jones – co cap – 6 Katie Sims 7 Catrin Stewart 8 Poppy Ellis

Replacements:  16 Chloe Gant 17 Chloe Thomas Bradley 18 Elan Jones 19 Milly Summer 20 Maisie Davies 21 Katie Bevans 22 Rachel Thomas-Evans 23 Molly-Mae Powell

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