Rugby World Cup: Siwan Lillicrap to lead Wales women in New Zealand

The Wales women’s squad in New Zealand will be the first World Cup party that includes players with professional contracts
Venue: Northland Events Centre, Whangarei Date: Sunday, 9 October Kick-off: 05:45 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and app.

Number eight Siwan Lillicrap will captain Wales’ squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Centre Hannah Jones had led Wales in the last two matches against Canada and England, with Lillicrap named on the bench for both games.

Jones has been named as vice-captain, with Lillicrap leading the 32-strong squad.

“Siwan is a brilliant captain on and off field,” said Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham.

“She has a great tactical mind and an understanding of what calls to make at what moment.

“Her communication with referees and her game management skills are second to none. She certainly benefits the team in many ways.”

Siwan Lillicrap (left) and Hannah Jones will form the on-field leadership in New Zealand
Siwan Lillicrap (left) and Hannah Jones will form the on-field leadership in New Zealand

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