Wales Women head coach Rowland Phillips has named a youthful squad for the forthcoming Six Nations, while adding the experience of 48-capped pivot Elinor Snowsill.

The 34-strong squad includes just two players – Snowswill and uncapped 18-year-old RGC hooker Molly Kelly – that weren't included in the recent three-Test autumn series against South Africa, Hong Kong and Canada.

There are five other uncapped players in the squad with the RGC trio of prop Brea Leung, full-back Bethan Davies and half back Niamh Terry joined by the Scarlets duo of wing Caitlin Lewis and flanker Alex Callender.

Phillips said: "The overarching aim is to get to the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup with a young but experienced squad.

“You already have the likes of Alisha Butchers, who at 21 has 20 caps, and Beth Lewis, who was one of the outstanding players during the autumn, already has nine caps aged 19.

"It was pretty clear that we stepped things up in the autumn and made significant progress against quality teams.

“We still have lot of work to do but for us this season the key is to continue to build from a positive autumn campaign.

"That is supported by the consistency in this squad selection. We stated that for the autumn series, players had to buy into the regional programme, but for the Six Nations we felt it was important to add depth at 10 and we will no doubt benefit from Elinor Snowsill's experience and skillset."

Bethan Davies previously played football for Wrexham Ladies while Brea Leung was a discus thrower at a high level.

Caitlin Lewis won bronze for Wales U18 Sevens at last year's Youth Commonwealth Games and went on to play for Wales Women Development at the recent Dubai 7s Invitational tournament while Niamh Terry helped Emerging Wales Women beat England U18 at Principality Stadium last summer.

Phillips said: "We have a lot of talent coming into the pathway who have years of experience playing the game having started at a young age, while others have transferred their skills from other sports.

“There are a number of routes to get there but this young squad are showing an impressive level of commitment to the programme."

Wales Women will return to Cardiff Arms Park for their home Six Nations fixtures with the England and Ireland games on the Sunday of the Six Nations weekends.

Both games will be televised by S4C along with their opening fixture against France in Montpellier.

Wales Women Six Nations squad

Forwards: Carys Phillips (capt, Ospreys), Alex Callender (Scarlets), Alisha Butchers (Scarlets), Amy Evans (Ospreys), Bethan Lewis (Ospreys), Brea Leung (RGC), Cara Hope (Ospreys), Caryl Thomas (Dragons), Cerys Hale (Dragons), Gwen Crabb (Ospreys), Gwenllian Pyrs (RGC), Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), Manon Johnes (Cardiff Blues), Mel Clay (Ospreys), Molly Kelly (RGC), Natalia John (Ospreys), Sioned Harries (Scarlets), Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys)

Backs: Alecs Donovan (Ospreys), Alicia McComish (Dragons), Bethan Davies (RGC), Caitlin Lewis (Scarlets), Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears), Ffion Lewis (Scarlets), Hannah Bluck (Dragons), Hannah Jones (Scarlets), Jazz Joyce (Scarlets), Jess Kavanagh (RGC), Keira Bevan (Ospreys), Lauren Smyth (Ospreys), Lisa Neumann (RGC), Lleucu George (Scarlets), Niamh Terry (RGC), Robyn Wilkins (Cardiff Blues)

Wales Women Six Nations fixtures

France Women v Wales - Saturday, February 2

Italy Women v Wales - Saturday, February 9

Wales Women v England - Sunday, February 24

Scotland Women v Wales - Friday, March 8

Wales Women v Ireland - Sunday, March 17