Marsh Named To Face Italy After Representing Warriors

Written by Anthony Gilmour

Wigan’s Carys Marsh has once again been named in the match-day squad after featuring off the bench against England last weekend.

Wales have named a 19-player squad for their inaugural Women’s European Championship B match against Italy this Sunday at Pandy Park, Cross Keys (1pm K.O.).

The match is the second in a three-nation three-match group, with Ireland beating Italy 30-6 last week in Udine. Wales will travel to Ireland for the concluding encounter on October 8.

Head coach Thomas Brindle has named 15 of the 17 who performed admirably in the defeat to England. Katie Carr of Bridgend Blue Bulls and Cardiff Demons, Anne Marie Sayle of Bradford Bulls, and the RAF will win their first caps if selected

Brindle said: “It’s our first ever competitive game so we’re looking forward to it. Trying to get more regular games is important to us as we build toward the 2025 Rugby League World Cup.

“That’s our goal, not only to get there but to compete on a world stage. This week’s game against Italy is an important step for us to put that performance in.”

Wales Women Squad v Italy: Katie Carr, Rosie Carr, Ffion Jones, Sara Jones, Eleri Michael (all Bridgend Blue Bulls / Cardiff Demons), Bethan Dainton (British Army), Lauren Aitken, Charlie Mundy, Rhi Parker, Brittony Price, Amberley Ruck (all Cardiff Blue Dragons / Cardiff Demons), Anne-Marie Sayle (Castleford Tigers / RAF), Emily Hughes, Kathryn Salter (both London Broncos), Bryonie King, Joeann McGuire, Molly Reardon (all Rhondda Outlaws / Cardiff Demons), Fern Davies (Warrington Wolves), Carys Marsh (Wigan Warriors).

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