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Seven Bears called up to Welsh World Cup squad

Gwenllian Pyrs, Elinor Snowsill, Alisha Butchers, Jasmine Joyce, Kayleigh Powell, Meg Webb and Keira Bevan have all been named in the Wales World Cup squad.

The delayed Rugby World Cup gets underway in New Zealand next month.

Wales take on a familiar rival in Scotland in their opening pool fixture in Whangarei (Sunday, October 9th). They then travel to Auckland to play current title defenders and hosts the Black Ferns (Sunday, October 16th), before returning to Whangarei to face Australia (Saturday, October 22nd).

Wales's head coach, Ioan Cunningham, said: “We are delighted with the group we’ve settled on, we are really looking forward to seeing what we can do when we touch down in New Zealand next week. There were a few robust discussions and you are always looking at combinations, scenarios we could face over a long period in New Zealand and importantly, ways you can get the best players on the pitch but overall we are pleased with where we are.

“We’ve had two tough warm-up matches which was exactly what we needed, and we’re just very excited at what’s in front of us.”

All fixtures are available to watch on ITV and online on S4C Clic and the S4C YouTube page. 

Wales’ Rugby World Cup squad

Backs:

Keira Bevan (Bristol Bears)
Lleucu George (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Hannah Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Jasmine Joyce (Bristol Bears)
Kerin Lake (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Lisa Neumann (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Ffion Lewis (University of Worcester Warriors)
Lowri Norkett (University of Worcester Warriors)
Kayleigh Powell (Bristol Bears)
Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears)
 
Niamh Terry (University of Worcester Warriors)
Megan Webb (Bristol Bears)
Robyn Wilkins (Exeter Chiefs)
Carys Williams-Morris (Loughborough-Lightning)

Forwards:

Alisha Butchers (Bristol Bears)
Alex Callender (University of Worcester Warriors)
Gwen Crabb (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
Georgia Evans (Saracens)
Kat Evans (Saracens)
Abbie Fleming (Exeter Chiefs )
Cerys Hale (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Sioned Harries (University of Worcester Warriors)
Cara Hope (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Natalia John (University of Worcester Warriors)
Kelsey Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Bethan Lewis (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Gwenllian Pyrs (Bristol Bears)
Donna Rose (Saracens)
Siwan Lillicrap (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Carys Phillips (University of Worcester Warriors)
Caryl Thomas (University of Worcester Warriors)
Sisilia Tuipulotu (Gloucester-Hartpury)


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