Wales name 14 uncapped players in squad for autumn tests

Wales have selected a host of new caps in their squad for the autumn series (PA Images)
15:54pm, Thu 03 Oct 2019
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Wales head coach Rowland Phillips has named 14 uncapped players among the 34 selected for the upcoming autumn tests.

Wales are playing three away matches against Spain, Scotland and Ireland and are at home for Crawshays XV. The last game of the series is also at home when Wales face the Barbarians for the first time on November 31.

Phillips has said he wants to bring on younger players in time for the 2021 World Cup.

"We are already qualified for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup and our key aim is to build a squad of young players," he said. "This autumn series is a huge opportunity to do that."

The Wales team in full (names in bold indicate new caps):

Forwards: Alex Callender (Scarlets), Gwen Crabb (Ospreys), Amy Evans (Ospreys), Georgia Evans (Cardiff Blues), Abbie Fleming (Cardiff Blues), Cerys Hale (Cardiff Blues), Sioned Harries (Scarlets), Cara Hope (Ospreys), Jordan Hopkins (Cardiff Blues), Gwenllian Jenkins (Scarlets), Natalia John (Ospreys), Manon Johnes (Cardiff Blues), Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), Bethan Lewis (Scarlets), Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys), Robyn Lock (Ospreys), Carys Phillips (Ospreys), Gwenllian Pyrs (RGC)

Backs: Keira Bevan, (Ospreys), Angharad Desmet (Scarlets), Alecs Donovan (Ospreys), Lleucu George (Scarlets), Courtney Keight (Ospreys), Kerin Lake (Ospreys), Caitlin Lewis (Scarlets), Ffion Lewis (Scarlets), Rebekah O'Loughlin (Cardiff Blues), Kayleigh Powell (Ospreys), Paige Randall (Cardiff Blues), Catherine Richards (Cardiff Blues), Lauren Smyth (Ospreys), Elinor Snowsill Ospreys), Niamh Terry (Ospreys), Megan Webb (Cardiff Blues), Robyn Wilkins (Cardiff Blues)