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Gloucester-Hartpury players set to take on South Africa with Wales

Gloucester-Hartpury Women's News

7 November 2018

Duncan Wood

Bethan Lewis

Four Gloucester-Hartpury Women have been named in the Wales Women squad to face South Africa on Saturday morning (Cardiff Arms Park, 11.30am).

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Bethan Lewis will start in the back row while hooker Kelsey Jones, prop Cerys Hale and winger Ffion Lewis are named amongst the replacements.

Wales Women head coach Rowland Phillip said:

“Playing three autumn Tests is a serious statement of intent with regards to the continued development of Welsh women’s rugby.

“On the back of the last Women’s Rugby World Cup, we highlighted the need to play more competitive rugby and gain more profile for the women’s game and we had the full backing of the Welsh Rugby Union in putting together a full autumn campaign.

“We know that South Africa are a good, powerful side who have made significant progress recently. It’s a great opportunity to play these matches as part of the international weekends in Cardiff.”

 Wales Women v South Africa, Saturday 10 Nov 11.30am, Cardiff Arms Park

  1. Lauren Smyth (Ospreys); 14. Jasmine Joyce (Scarlets), 13. Alecs Donovan (Ospreys), 12. Kerin Lake (Ospreys), 11. Jess Kavanagh (RGC); 10. Robyn Wilkins (Blues), 9. Keira Bevan (Ospreys); 1. Caryl Thomas (Dragons), 2. Carys Phillips (captain, Ospreys), 3. Amy Evans (Ospreys); 4. Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys), 5. Mel Clay (Ospreys); 6. Alisha Butchers (Scarlets), 7. Bethan Lewis (Dragons), 8. Sioned Harries (Scarlets)

Replacements:

  1. Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), 17. Cara Hope (Ospreys), 18. Cerys Hale (Dragons), 19. Natalia John (Ospreys), 20. Manon Johnes (Blues), 21. Ffion Lewis (Scarlets), 22. Alicia McComish (Dragons), 23. Lisa Neumann (RGC)

Wales Women November Test Series

Fri 16 Nov, Wales Women v Hong Kong, 7pm

Sat 24 Nov, Wales Women v Canada, 11.30am

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