Two uncapped players are in the starting XV – Saracens prop Donna Rose and Sale scrum half Jess Roberts, while Sale second row Teleri Wyn Davies will make his first start for Wales in of his second appearance.
Exeter scrum-half Megan Davies, who was called up to the Six Nations squad to replace Keira Bevan, who was ruled out due to a leg injury, will also make her international debut if she leaves the bench.
There are two changes to the usual international positions with Robyn Wilkins making her first Wales start at the back and Robyn Lock set to do her international bow to the whore if she comes off the bench, after being converted back with his Gloucester-Hartpury club this season. . Experienced accessory Caryl Thomas will win his first cap since March 2019.
Abrahams said, “We’re excited to get out there and show what we can do. The team is selected on form following impressive performances in the Allianz Premier 15s. Jess gives us a great platform to execute our game plan in the scrum half, while Donna and Teleri have really impressed for their clubs and in practice too.
“We had some disappointment in terms of injuries to players like Keira Bevan and Kayleigh Powell in the back, but it also gives opportunities to other players. Meg Davies has impressed Exeter and is ready to seize the opportunity. I’m sure full-back isn’t Robyn’s favorite position, but it’s something she’s ready to do for the team.
“That’s the key – the team comes first. Whether you’re just starting out, off the bench or in the larger squad, every player knows what they need to do to get the team to be in the best possible place during those 80 minutes. ”
Abrahams says the two Welsh players in the GB Sevens setup – Olympian Jasmine Joyce and Wales vice-captain Hannah Jones are raising the standards in the Wales squad.
“It was great to find these two in the team after the GB camps. You can see that other players improve their game by being around them and by nature they demand high standards of themselves and the environment.
Wales vs France:
Robyn Wilkins (guerriers de Worcester); Lisa Neumann (Sale Sharks), Hannah Jones (vice-capitaine, Gloucester-Hartpury), Kerin Lake (Gloucester-Hartpury), Jasmine Joyce (Bristol Bears); Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears), Jess Roberts (Sale Sharks); Caryl Thomas (Worcester Warriors), Kelsey Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury, Donna Rose (Saracens), Gwen Crabb (Gloucester-Hartpury), Teleri Wyn Davies (Sale Sharks), Georgia Evans (Saracens), Manon Johnes (Bristol Bears), Siwan Lillicrap (capitaine, Bristol Bears)
Remplaçants: Robyn Lock (Gloucester-Hartpury), Cara Hope (Gloucester-Hartpury), Cerys Hale (Gloucester-Hartpury), Bethan Dainton (Harlequins), Natalia John (Bristol Bears), Megan Davies (Exeter Chiefs), Gemma Rowland (Bristol Les ours), Courtney Keight (Bristol Bears)