Pair hon­oured with joint 7s cap­taincy

Llanelli Star - - RUGBY -

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.

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