Former Scarlets Lleucu George and Sioned Harries have been recalled to the Wales Women’s squad ahead of the forthcoming 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations.
Siwan Lillicrap leads the 37-strong squad which includes six uncapped players – Lowri Norkett (Pontyclun), Liliana Podpadec and Jenni Scoble (both Llandaff North), Emma Hennessy (Cheltenham Tigers), Emma Swords (Harlequins) and Sisilia Tuipulotu (Gloucester-Hartpury) – all of whom turned out for Wales in the warm-up match against USA Falcons at Parc y Scarlets last Saturday.
George’s last cap was against England in March 2020, while Harries hasn’t featured since November 2019. Gloucester-Hartpury fly-half George has also signed the latest retainer contract, taking the number of contracted players to 24.
Head coach Ioan Cunningham said: “We are pleased Lleucu has accepted a retainer contract. Her skills and potential are huge and with the Rugby World Cup around the corner, the additional contact time will help her to progress on all levels.”
Wales Women TikTok Six Nations squad
Forwards: Siwan Lillicrap (capt, Bristol Bears), Alisha Butchers (Bristol Bears), Alex Callender (Worcester Warriors), Gwen Crabb (Glouecster-Hartpury), Cara Hope (Gloucester-Hartpury), Kat Evans (Saracens), Abbie Fleming (Exeter Chiefs), Cerys Hale (Gloucester-Hartpury), Sioned Harries (Worcester Warriors), Natalia John (Bristol Bears), Manon Johnes (Bristol Bears), Kelsey Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury), Bethan Lewis (Gloucester-Hartpury), Liliana Podpadec (Llandaff North), Carys Phillips (Worcester Warriors), Gwenllian Pyrs (Sale Sharks), Donna Rose (Saracens), Jenni Scoble (Llandaff North), Caryl Thomas (Worcester Warriors), Sisilia Tuipulotu (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Backs: Keira Bevan (Bristol Bears), Lleucu George (Gloucester-Hartpury), Emma Hennessy (Cheltenham Tigers), Hannah Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury), Jasmine Joyce (Bristol Bears), Courtney Keight (Bristol Bears), Kerin Lake (Gloucester-Hartpury), Caitlin Lewis (Exeter Chiefs), Ffion Lewis (Worcester Warriors), Lisa Neumann (Gloucester-Hartpury), Lowri Norkett (Pontyclun), Kayleigh Powell (Bristol Bears), Gemma Rowland (Wasps), Emma Swords (Harlequins), Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears), Niamh Terry (Exeter Chiefs), Robyn Wilkins (Gloucester-Hartpury)
Wales Women TikTok Women’s Six Nations
Sat 26 March 4.45pm Ireland Women v Wales RDS BBC 2NI
Sat 2 April 4.45pm Wales Women v Scotland Cardiff Arms Park BBC 2 and BBC 2 Wales
Sat 9 April 4.45pm England Women v Wales (venue tbc) BBC 2 and BBC 2 Wales
Fri 22 April 8pm Wales Women v France Cardiff Arms Park S4C and BBC iplayer
Sat 30 April 12 noon Wales Women v Italy Cardiff Arms Park S4C and BBC iplayer