Out go Naomi Thomas with a stress fracture of the shin and Hayley Baxter with a fractured scaphoid. Both UWIC players had been earmarked to play against Australia in the opening fixture and their attacking prowess will be sorely missed.
Their replacements are Cath Foale from Saracens and Gemma Allen from Tylorstown Tigers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.