The Welsh Women's National rugby Squad travel to London Welsh this weekend to face England in the penultimate match of their Six Nations Campaign. Coach John Williams has made several changes to the team following the disappointing defeat against Spain in Madrid a fortnight ago.
Hooker Jamie Kift returns from a recent knee injury and is joined by UWIC newcomer Catrin Edwards in the front row.
Aberystwyth's, Cath Walkley starts at Scrum Half with Kerry Jenkins being left out of the squad and Rhonnie Owens takes a place on the bench. Rhian Wilmott keeps hold of the No 10 shirt with Awen Thomas on the bench for the second consecutive game.
Pip Minto retains her place on the flank with Jackie Morgan on the bench and Helen Edwards replaces Sue Grainger in the second row.
UWIC winger Hayley Baxter earns her first cap with Claire Flowers relegated to the bench and fellow UWIC player, prop Jenny Davies, will be hoping for her first cap as she starts on the bench.
France beat England 22-17 a fortnight ago and Wales will be hoping that they can do the same and turn their Six Nations campaign around following their last two defeats. The game kicks off at 2.30pm.
15 Naomi Thomas
14 Hayley Baxter
13 Louise Rickard
12 Melissa Berry (Captain)
11 Sue Jones
10 Rhian Wilmott
9 Cath Walkley
1 Dawn Mason
2 Jamie Kift
3 Catrin Edwards
4 Helen Edwards
5 Liza Burgess
6 Kylie Wilson
7 Pip Minto
8 April Dent
16 Jackie Morgan
17 Kath Lenaghan
18 Jenny Davies
19 Sue Grainger
20 Awen Thomas
21 Ronnie Owens
22 Claire Flowers
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event