WALES Women head coach Rowland Phillips has made five changes for Sunday's Six Nations clash with England at Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 12.30pm).

Flanker Alex Callender, 18, will make her first start after coming off the bench in the tournament opener in France while lock Mel Clay is back from a leg injury.

Elinor Snowsill starts at full-back, Hannah Bluck comes in at inside centre and Jess Kavanagh is selected on the left wing.

Phillips, whose team shared the spoils in Italy last round, said: “Alex has impressed coming off the bench in both our Women’s Six Nations games so far and deserves a chance to start.

“We are developing a nice pool of players to select from in the back three and Elinor and Jess will no doubt put their own stamp on the game and Hannah Bluck’s physicality will give us some extra options in the centre.

“Manon Johnes and Lauren Smyth have been excellent since making their international debuts in the autumn but they are 18 and 17 and it’s a case of managing their progress.

“Alex Callender is also 18 so it’s fantastic to be blooding so much exciting young talent at the moment.”

England, ranked second in the world, are on course for a Grand Slam after beating Ireland and France.

They triumphed 52-0 at the Twickenham Stoop when the teams met last year and 63-0 in the capital in 2017.

Phillips said: “England are such a powerful team and that gives them attacking opportunities. It will be up to us to meet that physical challenge but it’s tests like these that can make players and teams.”

Wales Women: Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears); Jasmine Joyce (Scarlets), Hannah Jones (Scarlets), Hannah Bluck (Cardiff Blues), Jess Kavanagh (RGC); Robyn Wilkins (Blues), Keira Bevan (Ospreys); Caryl Thomas (Dragons), Carys Phillips (capt, Ospreys), Amy Evans (Ospreys), Gwen Crabb (Ospreys), Mel Clay (Ospreys), Bethan Lewis (Dragons), Alex Callender (Scarlets), Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys)

Replacements: Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), Cara Hope (Ospreys), Cerys Hale (Dragons), Natalia John (Ospreys), Alisha Butchers (Scarlets), Ffion Lewis (Scarlets), Lisa Neumann (RGC); Lauren Smyth (Ospreys)