Robyn Wilkins has been added to the Wales squad for this weekend's round in Brive.
Wales Women's Sevens head into this weekend's second round of the FIRA/AER Sevens Grand Prix in Brive, aiming to cement their status in the series.
The girls learned some harsh lessons last week. We could have actually finished higher up the rankings but some sloppiness in defence cost us dearly
Two teams will be relegated from the series this weekend and demoted to 'Division A' but Wales head to France in confident mood after finishing ninth last weekend in the first round which was held in Moscow where Nia Davies led her side to a 14-0 Bowl final victory over Belgium to earn ninth place.
Wales had to bounce back from two earlier pool defeats to Spain (26-5) and France (29-7) before earning a 21-14 victory over Germany.
Wales followed that up with a comfortable 38-0 win over Sweden in the Bowl semi-finals to march into the final.
The Grand Prix series is also being used to qualify teams for this year's 2014/15 IRB World Sevens Women's Series Qualifier.
One of Wales' opponents this weekend - England - have already qualified while another opponent, France, have eyes on qualification as well so Wales will have to be on their toes.
Wales have made two changes to their squad for Brive, with Adi Taviner and Robyn Wilkins coming into the squad.
Head coach Rhys Edwards is happy with the progress his side have made in a relatively short time, pointing out that this time last year Wales lost the Bowl final but 12 months on won it comfortably against Belgium.
"The girls learned some harsh lessons last week. We could have actually finished higher up the rankings but some sloppiness in defence cost us dearly," he said.
"You simply can't switch off in Sevens - you have to keep the focus for every single of the game. The fact we let in some soft tries cost us on points difference. The fact we have made changes shows the players have to perform as we are now a 'performance' team - every second counts.
"Adi [Taviner] and Robyn [Wilkins] will add some physicality to the squad in Brive. We know it's going to be tough but the girls are capable of getting results."
Wales Women's Sevens squad for Brive:
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One of the newest members of the Principality Premiership, Bargoed admit it's proving to be a steep learning curve at the highest level, but are determined to become a force to be reckoned with. WRU TV visited the club last weekend when they took on Llanelli.
Table-topping Aberavon travel to north Wales to tackle RGC 1404 as both teams defend unbeaten starts to the season in the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie visited the Wizards to see how their preparations were going for the game of the weekend.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.