THREE Wales players will make their Women’s Six Nations debuts against France at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday (kick-off noon).

Wales have made five changes in all from the side that lost to Ireland in Dublin in the last round of matches.

Centre Megan Webb, wing Caitlin Lewis and lock Georgia Evans are the trio who will feature in a championship fixture for the first time.

Meanwhile, Kayleigh Powell returns to the starting line-up at full-back after having to withdraw from the Ireland game due to injury, and Bethan Lewis comes into the back row alongside Alisha Butchers and captain Siwan Lillicrap.

“As we stated during the autumn internationals, our aims are to build depth in our squad 18 months out from the next World Cup,” said coach Geraint Lewis.

“Sunday’s game is a fantastic opportunity to play against quality opposition at our home.

“A number of our players are in the infancy of their international careers and opportunities like this are invaluable ahead of the World Cup.

“It’s a big challenge but one we feel they are capable of and deserve. I’m sure they’ll relish the occasion.

“Some girls who’ve been playing well have missed out on this occasion, but it gives other players the chance to step up to the plate.

“We are realistic about where we are in our development as a team and Sunday will be a big occasion to test ourselves against a team in the top four in the world.”

He added: “It will be good to play with the crowd behind us at the Arms Park again. It’s always nice to play at home and be part of the Six Nations weekend in Cardiff.

“Our first home game against Italy was good in parts and the support was excellent so hopefully we can build on both elements.

“The Ireland game highlighted some areas to improve and while I don’t think the score was a fair reflection of the game, we will continue to work hard on putting things right as we prepare for France.”

Wales: Kayleigh Powell; Caitlin Lewis, Megan Webb, Kerin Lake, Lisa Neumann; Robyn Wilkins, Keira Bevan; Gwenllian Pyrs, Kelsey Jones, Cerys Hale, Georgia Evans, Gwen Crabb, Alisha Butchers, Bethan Lewis, Siwan Lillicrap (capt). Reps: Molly Kelly, Cara Hope, Ruth Lewis, Robyn Lock, Manon Johnes, Ffion Lewis, Courtney Keight, Lauren Smyth.