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Wales Women make two changes for Canada

By Ospreys Rugby | 12/08/2017

Wales have made two changes to their starting line-up for their Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match against Canada on Sunday (17:00).


 
Sian Moore starts at scrum-half, having featured off the bench against the Black Ferns on Wednesday, and Jess Kavanagh-Williams gets the opportunity to impress on the left wing in her first matchday involvement of the tournament.
 
There are two notable changes among the replacements, with hooker Morfudd Ifans in line to win her first cap, and back rower Shona Powell-Hughes returning to fitness following injury in a warm-up match.
 
“We’ll be looking to cut out the unforced errors against Canada, who are a well-organised, strong and very athletic side,” said head coach Rowland Phillips. “We’ve spoken a lot about taking positives out of the game against New Zealand, and that's something we’ve been working on in the build-up to tomorrow’s match.
 
“We’re lucky as coaches to be overseeing a highly motivated group of players. Almost as soon as we came off the pitch on Wednesday, we started looking at what we needed to do to challenge what is clearly a very good Canada side. That preparation – which has included a lot of hard work on the training pitch – means we’ll take to the field full of confidence tomorrow.”
 

Wales squad to face Canada:
 
15 Dyddgu Hywel (Scarlets)
14 Elen Evans (RGC)
13 Gemma Rowland (Dragons)
12 Hannah Jones (Scarlets)
11 Jess Kavanagh-Williams (Scarlets)
10 Elinor Snowsill (Dragons)
9 Sian Moore (Dragons)
1 Caryl Thomas (Scarlets)
2 Carys Phillips (c) (Ospreys)
3 Amy Evans (Ospreys)
4 Rebecca Rowe (Dragons)
5 Mel Clay (Ospreys)
6 Alisha Butchers (Scarlets)
7 Rachel Taylor (RGC)
8 Sioned Harries (Scarlets)
 
Replacements
 
16 Morfudd Ifans (Scarlets)
17 Cerys Hale (Dragons)
18 Meg York (Dragons)
19 Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys)
20 Shona Powell-Hughes (Ospreys)
21 Keira Bevan (Ospreys)
22 Robyn Wilkins (Ospreys)
23 Jodie Evans (Scarlets)
 
Canada v Wales will be streamed live on the S4C website and its Chwaraeon Facebook page.
 
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