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Bears quintet selected to start for Wales against Ireland

Five Bears Women have been named in Warren Abraham’s starting XV to take on Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday (5pm KO). 

Wales will be looking for a response on Saturday afternoon as they aim to bounce back from their opening weekend defeat against France. 

Natalia John is set to to start in the engine room in Cardiff on Saturday and she’ll be joined in the pack by the ever-present back row pair of Manon Johnes and skipper, Siwan Lillicrap. 

Elinor Snowsill will once again orchestrate the side from the fly-half position, whilst Courtney Keight has earned a starting berth on the left wing for the second round encounter.

Wales Women team in full to take on Ireland at the Cardiff Arms Park (Saturday, April 10th, 5PM KO): 

15. Robyn Wilkins (Gloucester-Hartpury), 14. Lisa Neumann (Sale Sharks), 13. Hannah Jones (vice-capt, Gloucester-Hartpury), 12. Kerin Lake (Gloucester-Hartpury), 11. Courtney Keight (Bristol Bears), 10. Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears), 9. Jess Roberts (Sale Sharks);, 1. Cara Hope (Gloucester-Hartpury), 2. Kelsey Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury), 3. Cerys Hale (Gloucester-Hartpury), 4. Natalia John (Bristol Bears), 5. Gwen Crabb (Gloucester-Hartpury), 6. Georgia Evans (Saracens), 7. Manon Johnes (Bristol Bears), 8. Siwan Lillicrap (capt, Bristol Bears)

Replacements: 16. Molly Kelly (Sale Sharks), 17. Caryl Thomas (Worcester Warriors), 18. Donna Rose (Saracens), 19. Teleri Wyn Davies (Sale Sharks), 20. Bethan Dainton (Harlequins), 21. Megan Davies (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Niamh Terry (Exeter Chiefs), 23. Caitlin Lewis (Cardiff Met)

 


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