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February 4, 2005

Women bidding to take the lead

From: ic Wales, UK - Feb 4, 2005

Gareth Griffiths, South Wales Echo

THE Welsh womens rugby team will be hoping to inspire their male counterparts when they entertain England at Cardiff Arms Park tonight (7.15pm).

Saracens stalwart, Louise Rickard, will receive her 75th cap on the left wing, with fellow veterans Claire Donovan and Kylie Wilson (captain) leading from the pack.

Sardis Road will also host an international double header this weekend with Wales Universities hosting their English counterparts at Pontypridd tonight (7.15pm).

The world champions Welsh Deaf team will then be in action at Pontypridd's home ground at 12.30pm tomorrow.

Wales Women: E Evans (Dolgellau); M Williams (Caernarfon), R Williams (Wasps), L Jones (Bala), L Rickard (Saracens); A Thomas (Cardiff Quins), K Jenkins (UWIC); A Broadstock (Llandaff North), J Davies (Caernarfon), L Horgan (Saracens), C Donovan (Saracens), B Dando (Cardiff Quins), C Nicholas (UWIC), K Wilson (Waterloo, captain), E Phillips (Llandaff North). Replacements: N John (Cardiff Quins), B Davies (Cardiff Quins), C Horgan (Waterloo), S Saunders (Tylorstown), R Brown (Waterloo), L Berry (Fishguard & Goodwick), A Rose (Llandaff North).

© Trinity Mirror Plc 2005