First start for Neumann

First start for Neumann

22 Feb 2018
First start for Neumann
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Scarlets Ladies fullback Lisa Neumann will make her first start for Wales at Donnybrook this Sunday (15:00) in Round Three of the Women's Six Nations. 

The 23-year-old from Pembrokeshire is the only new player in the starting line-up to face Ireland.

 

She is one of eight Scarlets named in the matchday 23 for the Six Nations clash.

The last time both teams met in competition was during the Women's Rugby World Cup in August - a game Wales won by 10 points at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. However, Phillips says that result won't count for much come Sunday in Donnybrook, particularly after Ireland's winning performance in a pre-Women's Six Nations friendly with Wales in Ystrad Mynach earlier this year.


Wales Women team to face Ireland

15 Lisa Neumann (Scarlets)
14 Hannah Bluck (Cardiff Blues)
13 Kerin Lake (Ospreys)
12 Rebecca De Filippo (Dragons)
11 Jess Kavanagh-Williams (RGC)
10 Elinor Snowsill (Dragons)
9 Rhiannon Parker (Cardiff Blues)
1 Caryl Thomas (Scarlets)
2 Carys Phillips (c) (Ospreys)
3 Amy Evans (Ospreys)
4 Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys)
5 Mel Clay (Ospreys)
6 Alisha Butchers (Scarlets)
7 Beth Lewis (Scarlets)
8 Sioned Harries (Scarlets)

Replacements

16 Kelsey Jones (Ospreys)
17 Cara Hope (Ospreys)*
18 Meg York (Dragons)
19 Natalia John (Ospreys)
20 Nia Elen Davies (Scarlets)
21 Jade Knight (Scarlets)
22 Robyn Wilkins (Ospreys)
23 Hannah Jones (Scarlets)

*Uncapped