Pair honoured with joint 7s captaincy
SCARLETS Ladies duo Hannah Jones and Jasmine Joyce were named co-captains for the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series tournaments in Marcoussis, Paris (last weekend) and Kharkiv, Ukraine ( July 20, 21).
Both were part of Wales’s Commonwealth Games squad last year and were key figures in this season’s Women’s Six Nations.
They are joined by regional team-mates Alisha Butchers and Alex Callender in the squad.
Co-captain Jones said: “We’ve prepared really well for these tournaments with squad and personal training programmes, preparation camps and events. Fitness is key in sevens. We’re pleased where we are in that regard and we know we’re capable of finishing in the top eight if we perform well.”
Wales finished 10th in Marcoussis after beating the Dutch 1210 but losing 26-19 to Belgium and 32-5 to France.
Wales Women Sevens squad for Marcoussis 7s: Keira Bevan, Alisha Butchers, Alex Callender, Gwen Crabb, Bethan Davies, Courtney Edwards, Lleucu George, Dyddgu Hywel, Hannah Jones (cocapt), Jasmine Joyce (co-capt), Bethan Lewis, Rebekah O’Loughlin, Lauren Smyth.