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Elinor Snowsill will earn her 75th cap for Wales on Sunday

Wales Women name squad to face France

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Wales Women’s senior team head coach Ioan Cunningham has selected his side for the Round 4 fixture of the TikTok Six Nations against France at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on Sunday, April 23rd (KO: 3:15pm).

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Centre Hannah Jones will captain a Wales side that includes eight of the players that gave England the toughest test of the tournament so far in front of a sell-out crowd at Cardiff Arms Park.

Fly-half Elinor Snowsill will mark a personal milestone when she wins her 75th cap for Wales to celebrate more than a decade in the Test arena.

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Prop Abbey Constable will make her Test debut and is the third new Wales cap during this Six Nations campaign. She will be supported by an experienced front row of Carys Phillips and Cerys Hale, with Kate Williams making her first Wales start at flanker.

Carys Williams-Morris returns on the wing, with Lleucu George at centre with the experienced Ffion Lewis at scrum-half.

Cunningham, said: “France will be a major test for us, they are one of the best teams in the world and we always knew playing England and then playing France away was going to be a major challenge.

“But these are the tests we want, we are an ambitious team and we need to know where we are and we have made no secret that we have to build our strength in depth ahead of the next World Cup.

“We have reviewed the performance against England and we proved we can compete and proved we can cause the best in the world problems, we just have to do it for longer.

“The players selected have proven themselves in training and deserve the opportunity to wear the shirt and as coaches we are looking forward to seeing them perform.

“Elinor Snowsill will earn her 75th Wales cap and that is an achievement that should be celebrated by everyone in Welsh rugby. Snowy’s experience and calmness at fly-half will be invaluable against France.

“Prop Abbey Constable makes her debut and she has worked hard in training throughout this Six Nations campaign and we are all excited to see how she performs.

“She will be our third new cap in this tournament and, like Kate Williams, who makes her first start for Wales at flanker, it’s an opportunity to show what we have seen in training.”

Wales Women’s team to face France in the 2023 TikTok Six Nations

15. Courtney Keight (Bristol Bears)
14. Lisa Neumann (Gloucester Hartpury)
13. Hannah Jones (capt, Gloucester Hartpury)
12. Lleucu George (Gloucester Hartpury)
11. Carys Williams- Morris (Loughborough Lightning)
10. Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears)
9. Ffion Lewis (Worcester Warriors)
1. Abbey Constable (Gloucester Hartpury)
2. Carys Phillips (Worcester Warriors)
3. Cerys Hale (Gloucester Hartpury)
4. Abbie Fleming (Exeter Chiefs)
5. Georgia Evans (Saracens)
6. Bethan Lewis (Gloucester Hartpury)
7. Kate Williams (Gloucester Hartpury)
8. Sioned Harries (Worcester Warriors)

16. Kelsey Jones (Gloucester Hartpury)
17. Gwenllian Pyrs (Bristol Bears)
18. Sisilia Tuipulotu ( Gloucester Hartpury)
19. Bryonie King (Bristol Bears)
20. Alex Callender (Worcester Warriors)
21. Keira Bevan (Bristol Bears)
22. Robyn Wilkins (Exeter Chiefs)
23. Niamh Terry (Worcester Warriors)

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