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Seven Bears in line to feature in Wales’ Six Nations opener

Four Bears Women have been named in Warren Abraham’s starting XV, whilst three have been named amongst the replacements to take on France this Saturday (8pm BST). 

Wales kick off their Six Nations campaign in Vannes, where they will take on last year’s runners-up at the Stade de la Rabine, live on the BBC iPlayer. 

Siwan Lillicrap will captain her country from the base of the scrum and she’ll be joined in the back row by the industrious Manon Johnes, who packs down at openside flanker.

Elinor Snowsill will be orchestrating Wales’ attack at fly-half, whilst the devastating Jasmine Joyce - fresh from GB Sevens Training camp - has been named on the wing.

Natalia John, Gemma Rowland and Courtney Keight have been named amongst the replacement by Abrahams and will all be looking to make an impact when introduced in Vannes. 

Wales squad in full to take on France: 

15. Robyn Wilkins (Worcester Warriors), 14. Lisa Neumann (Sale Sharks), 13. Hannah Jones (vice-capt, Gloucester-Hartpury), 12. Kerin Lake (Gloucester-Hartpury), 11. Jasmine Joyce (Bristol Bears), 10, Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears), 9. Jess Roberts (Sale Sharks); 1. Caryl Thomas (Worcester Warriors), 2. Kelsey Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury), 3. Donna Rose (Saracens), 4. Gwen Crabb (Gloucester-Hartpury), 5. Teleri Wyn Davies (Sale Sharks), 6. Georgia Evans (Saracens), 7. Manon Johnes (Bristol Bears), 8, Siwan Lillicrap (capt, Bristol Bears)

Replacements: 16. Robyn Lock (Gloucester-Hartpury), 17. Cara Hope (Gloucester-Hartpury), 18. Cerys Hale (Gloucester-Hartpury), 19. Bethan Dainton (Harlequins), 20. Natalia John (Bristol Bears), 21. Megan Davies (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Gemma Rowland (Bristol Bears), 23. Courtney Keight (Bristol Bears)


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