Naomi Thomas has been forced out of the Wales side through injury.
Wales Women have been forced into a late change for the Six Nations clash against England with centre Naomi Thomas pulling out with a knee injury.
As a result, Ceri Redman will receive an early birthday present when she steps out at Esher RFC tomorrow as Thomas's replacement. The UWIC centre will be making her international debut just one day before her 21st birthday.
With Redman moving up from the replacements bench, experienced winger Louise Rickard now comes into the squad as her replacement.
Originally from Bala, Redman has had to overcome a serious knee injury to force her way into the side and admits facing England on her debut is a huge task.
"I'm quite excited about playing now. When I first heard I might be playing I was a bit nervous, and thought 'Oh my god,' but now I'm really looking forward to it. I couldn't have asked for a tougher game to get my first cap," said Redman.
Wales Women (v England, Esher RFC, Saturday 6th Feb, 7pm KO)
15 Non Evans - Cardiff Quins
14 Aimee Young - UWIC
13 Ceri Redman - UWIC
12 Clare Flowers - Bristol Ladies
11 Caryl James - Cardiff Quins
10 Awen Thomas - Unattached
9 Amy Day - Bristol Ladies
1 Catrin Edwards - Cardiff Quins
2 Jenny Davies - Waterloo
3 Hannah Roberts - UWIC
4 Gemma Hallett - Pontyclun
5 Rachel Taylor - Cardiff Quins
6 Catrina Nicholas - Cardiff Quins
8 Mellissa Berry - Blaydon (captain)
7 Jamie Kift - Bristol Ladies
16 Clare Horgan (Saracens) 17 Becky Newton (Cardiff Quins) 18 Claire Donovan (Saracens) 19 Louise Horgan (Saracens) 20 Laura Prosser (Cardiff Quins) 21 Elinor Snowsill (Loughborough) 22 Louise Rickard (Woodbridge).
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