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Hannah Jones appointed as Wales captain for Women’s Six Nations 2023

Wales will be led by Hannah Jones as she retains the captain’s armband for the 2023 Women’s Six Nations tournament.

The squad includes six players who have not yet made their debut, namely Abbey Constable, Bryonie King, Charlie Mundy, Kate Williams, Catherine Richards, and Jenna De Vera.

Ioan Cunningham, Head Coach, has chosen a squad consisting of 19 forwards and 17 backs.

The full squad for the 2023 Women’s Six Nations:

Forwards: Abbey Constable, Abbie Fleming, Alex Callender, Bethan Lewis, Bryonie King, Cara Hope, Caryl Thomas, Carys Phillips, Cerys Hale, Charlie Mundy, Georgia Evans, Gwen Crabb, Gwenllian Pyrs, Kat Evans, Kate Williams, Kelsey Jones, Natalia John, Sioned Harries, Sisilia Tuipulotu.

Backs: Amelia Tutt, Carys Williams-Morris, Catherine Richards, Courtney Keight, Elinor Snowsill, Ffion Lewis, Hannah Bluck, Hannah Jones (C), Jenna De Vera, Keira Bevan, Kerin Lake, Lisa Neumann, Lleucu George, Lowri, Norkett, Megan Davies, Niamh Terry, Robyn Wilkins

Speaking about the squad, Cunningham said:

“This is very much a fresh start after the recent World Cup and we cannot wait to get back out there and to play again.

“We are building nicely, the tournament is not too far away and Ireland will be our first challenge and we are looking to starting the campaign well.

“We have six uncapped players named in the squad and we know it’s important we expose some new players.

“We need to grow the depth in our squad and we have to have one eye on the 2025 World Cup and build on the performances we produced in last season’s Six Nations and the World Cup in New Zealand.

“We have more contracts in place and that gives us more contact time with the players.

“Hannah Jones grew at the World Cup as a leader and she deserves to lead this side because she drives the standards on and off the pitch and her work ethic is outstanding.”

In their first match of the previous year’s World Cup against Scotland, it was Jones who captained the Welsh team onto the field.

“It’s a really proud moment to be named captain.” Jones said.

“We have all worked really hard as a group over the last few years and to have the opportunity to lead this squad is an honour.

“We want to build on what we did last year. We finished third and that was brilliant, but we know we have to keep building performances and that will then transform into results.”