The 26 strong squad meet on Thursday before flying to Spain on Saturday morning to finalise their preparations for the clash at the Santboiana Stadium(KO 2:30pm)
Led by centre Melissa Berry for the eighth time, coach John Williams has gone for the speed of Cath Walkley on the expected hard grounds at scrum half with the youth of Kerry Jenkins on the bench.
UWIC Captain Catrin Edwrads wins the tight head berth from Kath Lenaghan and Claire Donovan pips Sue Grainger to start alongside Liza Burgess in the second row.
Wales must beat Australia to proceed in to the top half of the draw for the remainder of the competition. New Zealand and Germany make up the pool with Wales likely to face the Kiwis on Saturday May 18th if they overcome Australia.
1 Dawn Mason
2 Jamie Kift
3 Catrin Edwards
4 Clare Donovan
5 Liza Burgess
6 Kylie Wilson
7 Pip Minto
8 April Dent
9 Cath Walkley
10 Rhian Wilmott
11 Sue Jones
12 Melissa Berry CAPTAIN
13 Louise Rickard
14 Clare Flowers
15 Kate Jones
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.