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Bears Women trio selected for Wales’ Six Nations opener

Siwan Lillicrap, Keira Bevan and Manon Johnes have been included in Wales’ matchday squad to face Italy in the opening round of the Women’s Six Nations.

Lillicrap has been named as captain for the tournament and will start at number eight, while Keira Bevan has been selected to start at scrum-half.

Manon Johnes has battled her way back from injury to be named amongst the replacements for Sunday’s clash at the Cardiff Arms Park.

Wales Women take on Italy Women on Sunday, February 2nd (1pm) at the Cardiff Arms Park.

Wales squad in full:

15. Kayleigh Powell, 14. Jasmine Joyve, 13. Hannah Jones, 12. Kerin Lake, 11. Lia Neumann, 10. Robyn Wilkins, 9. Keira Bevan; 1. Gwenllian Pyrs, 2. Kelsey Jones, 3. Cerys Hale, 4. Natalia John, 5. Gwen Crabb, 6. Alex Callender, 7. Bethan Lewis, 8. Swian Lillicrap (C)

Replacements: 16. Molly Kelly, 17. Cara Hope, 18. Ruth Lewis, 19. Georgia Evans, 20. Alisha Butchers, 21. Manon Johnes, 22. Ffion Lewis, 23. Paige Randall